12.846 (Joint with ESD.110) Global Environmenta Science and Politics explores global environmental politics and the role of scientists.
In this new course, taught by Noelle Selin, Students read case studies about climate change, ozone depletion and chemicals covering environmental treaties of the past 20 years. Among other activities, students participate in negotiation simulation to learn about policies and challenges by adopting the role of aa country, industry, non-profit organization or independent scientist. This course is a prerequisite for applying to attend the final negotiating session of a global mercury treaty in 2013.
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