MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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Last update 26/05/2021 10:34
Code
98242
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
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

The aim of the course is to give a general overview about climate change and Greenhouse gases emissions (GHG). The application of the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms the Paris Agreement and the EU Emission Trading System (2003/87/CE) will be discussed. Calculation and monitoring methodologies of the greenhouse gases for production plants under the Eu-ETS directive application will be analysed. Moreover general strategies of mitigation and adaptation will be introduced, using exercises and specific case studies

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

The objectives of the course are aimed at acquiring specific skills in the climate change related topics. The course is mainly aimed at transferring basic knowledge and skills about the climate change mechanism, the strategies of mitigation and of greenhouse gases emissions reduction, the measures of adaptation that can be implemented to protect the population and the environment.  

PREREQUISITES

No particular prerequisites are requested

Teaching methods

The course lasts 50 hours (5 CFU) of: 

- frontal lessons
- analysis of case studies 
- exercises and use of softwares
 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

A broad treatment of the aspects related to climate change is proposed and the following topics will be discussed:

- climate change mechanism, 

- previsional climate models,

- expected impacts on population and environment,

- application of the EU-ETS Directive,

- greenhouse gases emissions inventories and application of reduction measures,

- strategies of mitigation and use of low greenhouse gases emissions technologies, 

- strategies of adaptation and analysis of some adaptation plan 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Eu-ETS Directive

- Paris Agreement

- Kyoto Protocol

 

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course lasts 50 hours (5 CFU) of: 

- frontal lessons
- analysis of case studies 
- exercises and use of softwares
 

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

During the winter session there will be three exam sessions (December, January and February) and three exam sessions during the summer session and during the autumn stage of the Polytechnic School. Outside the normal periods of the Polytechnic School, no further exam sessions will be held, with the exception of students without teaching activities in their current academic year curriculum.

Assessment methods

The exam will consist in the presentation of a brief written report on a specific topic discussed during the lessons and in an oral exam.