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Module

CEG8003 : Public Policy: Infrastructure and Climate Change

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jaime Amezaga
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The primary aim is to develop an appreciation of sustainability issues focusing on climate change policies and infrastructure at global, international and local policy making levels, whilst enhancing analytical, communication and persuasion skills, and to demonstrate this in written and oral output.

The module provides an introduction to the different levels of public governance of climate change and how they affect the work of engineers. The module starts at the global level with UN organisations proceeding down to the European Union, national government and local government levels. Each of the topics is introduced by an interactive lecture presenting the key actors in each level and the main policy frameworks for climate change management and their interaction with sustainability. For each of the levels the students have to produce a short critical group report analysing a given question. The reports are discussed with the lecturer and the rest of the whole class in a debate format during a feedback session.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lecture topics

1. United Nations: Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change in Global Affairs

2. Public Policy and Strategic Management

3. European Union: Governance and Climate Change

4. UK Government, Infrastructure and Climate Change

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable