Since the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, climate change has been recognized as the greatest global concern of our time. Climate change and the responses to it will have consequences in almost all spheres of law and governance, from the air we breathe to the jobs we do. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement provide important, but still very insufficient responses of the international community to climate change.

Through 12 thematic sessions, the course will provide you with a general overview of the international governance of climate change. We will explore a broad range of fascinating topics, for instance the significance of international environmental law, the role of carbon markets, “geoengineering” techniques and loss and damage associated with the adverse impacts of climate change. Overall, the course intends to train you in thinking critically about today’s global governance issues.

This website provides you with essential materials in support of the course. It contains the materials that you will need to prepare each session and complementary resources. After each session, the teacher will upload the materials used during the class. Feel welcome to visit regularly, browse by, and – most importantly – enjoy!