SLE740 - Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour scheduled online practical experience (workshop) per week.


This unit will provide a broad introduction to climate change, climate change adaptation and mitigation from a scientific, societal and policy perspective. It will then focus on climate change in the context of regions and their natural resource base, including an exploration of linked issues such as sustainable food production, integrated water management (residential-industrial-environmental), land-use decision-making and common law liability, amongst others. 

The unit will develop the knowledge and understanding required by professionals involved in natural resource management (including agriculture and food production, forest and resource management), spatial and economic planning, policy development, or anyone with an interest in climate change, to develop appropriate regional and local responses to the risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate.

Some of the topics covered include: climate science (global climate modelling, regional downscaling of projections, uncertainty); climate policy (including mitigation, decision-making, risk frameworks, uncertainty, no-regret policies); systems science (regional systems, resilience theory, adaptive capacity).

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