NOTE: This course description is new for the, 2016-2017 academic year. You may read the prior, course description immediately below this new, one., , 2016-2017, , Global climate change has become one of the most, significant environmental, economic, and societal, challenges confronting the global community. This, class will explore the legal, political, and, scientific challenges involved in addressing and, responding to climate change. The class will, consider international strategies and laws,, including the Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading, schemes, and efforts to involve the developing, world in climate change mitigation. The class, will also focus on U.S. law and policy. Covered, topics include regulation of greenhouse gases, under the Clean Air Act and other statutes,, federal court jurisdiction to hear cases related, to climate change, and state and local efforts to, mitigate climate change., , Evaluation will be based on a combination of, regular quizzes and either a final exam or a, series of short papers. , , , , NOTE: The below course description applied prior, to the 2016-2017 academic year., , , , , , Global climate change has become one of the most, significant environmental, economic, and societal, challenges confronting the global community. This, class will explore the legal, political, and, scientific challenges involved in addressing and, responding to climate change. The class will, consider international strategies and laws,, including the Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading, schemes, and efforts to involve the developing, world in climate change mitigation. The class, will also focus on U.S. law and policy. Covered, topics include regulation of greenhouse gases, under the Clean Air Act and other statutes,, federal court jurisdiction to hear cases related, to climate change, and state and local efforts to, mitigate climate change., , Evaluation will be based on a combination of a, midterm paper, final exam, and class, participation.