MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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Code
98242
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health, clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter.

The course describes the complex factors that govern climate change, the interaction between oceans and athosphere and the level of CO2 concentration. The possible mitigation and adaption measures that can be undertaken are investigated, by a specific focus on the legislation applied to the industrial production.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides competence about climate change and Greenhouse gases emissions (GHG), through the application of the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emission Trading System.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this study, through lessons attendance and training activities such as oral lessons and exercises, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key topics about mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change
  •  Know competently the main factors that govern Climate Change
  • Apply measures for GHG emissions reduction
  • Design and assess the performance related to GHG emissions in production plants, using simulation or optimization tools

 

PREREQUISITES

The course has no specific prerequisites. However, for a successful learning, basic knowledge on mathematics, chemical and physics are required.

Teaching methods

The course foreseen on-line lessons and exercises, use of calculation software

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The following main topics will be covered in the course:

General overwiev about climate change

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change

Relationship between greenhouse gas increase and temperature
Variations of the main parameters in the oceans and ecosystems

Application of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement

Use of flexible mechanisms (CDM and JI)

The EU Emission Trading System (2003/87/CE)
Calculation and monitoring methodologies of the greenhouse gases for production plants under the EU Directive

Application of mitigation measures to the marine sector
GHG verification, accreditation/certification systems and the related carbon credits market

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kyoto Protocol

Paris Agreement

EU Directive 87/2003

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher is available to students for any clarification and/or deepening by appointment via email consistently with other institutional commitments.

Ricevimento: By appointment

Exam Board

MICHELA GALLO (President)

LUCA MORESCHI

ADRIANA DEL BORGHI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course foreseen on-line lessons and exercises, use of calculation software

LESSONS START

24 of February

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists in passing a written test and an oral exam.

Three exam sessions will be foreseen during the summer session (June, July and September) and four exam sessions will be foreseen during the winter session and during the fall stop of the Polytechnic School. No extraordinary further exam sessions will be issued outside the regular Polytechnic School periods, with the exceptions of students without didactic activities in their current academic year curriculum.

Assessment methods

The written test consists of drawing up a report on greenhouse gas emission calculation, evaluation of different GHG emission or mitigation/adaptation options.

During the oral examination, there will be questions on the topics covered during the frontal lessons and present in the teaching material provided.

Quality of the presentation, correct terminology and critical thinking skills will also be evaluated.