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41821-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Ecological Sustainability Aspects of Climate Change 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Dirk Schindler (dirk.schindler@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Current climate change is altering many physical, biological and human systems in the earth-atmosphere system. With regard to the near future, projected climate change is the greatest challenge for mankind. The topics of the course will provide an interdisciplinary overview of observations, analyses, simulations and interpretations of current and projected climate change and its consequences at regional and global scales.
No course application possible anymore. No enrollment on MOnA possible anymore.

Amongst others the following topics are covered:
- Climate system as part of the earth system;
- Overview about the facets of current and projected climate change;
- Impacts of global and regional climate change on physical, biological and human systems;
- Mitigation and adaptation strategies;
- Climate Engineering;
- Sustainability and climate.
Lernziele The students
- deepen their knowledge on current global and regional climate change;
- extend their knowledge on anthropogenic influence causing current climate change;
- develop solid skills for the objective interpretation und assessment of the changes associated with the projected climate change in physical, biological and human systems;
- analyse and evaluate possibilities for the application of mitigation und adaptation strategies.
Literatur Recommended literature:
IPCC (2014) Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Summary for Policymakers
IPCC (2014): Climate change 2014. Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Summary for Policymakers
Further literature will be provided during the course.
Bemerkungen No course application possible anymore. No enrollment on MOnA possible anymore.

- 18.09.20: 14.15-16h: introduction;
- 02.10.20/09.10.20/16.10.20/13.11.20/20.11.20/04.12.20: 14.15 - 18h (4 lessons, according to information of lecturer);
- 11.12.20: 14.15-16h (final test).

Within the MSD credit points may be transferred to the module "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" (learning agreement) (all students). Students with focus area in natural sciences may accredit the course within the published module.

This course is offered by MSD, Dr. D. Schindler holds a teaching assignment.


Teilnahmebedingungen Special course inscription required for ALL (for details see 'course application' or 'Anmeldung').

Limited number of participants (25). Students of the MSD, MSD preparation semester MSD or IJDSD have priority.
No course application possible anymore. No enrollment on MOnA possible anymore.

If you study something different you must do at least a master's degree within the Departement of Enviromental Sciences (Faculty of Sciences) and may attend the course in case of vacancies.

Students of the MSD who have chosen the focus area in social sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Natural Sciences' module (or at least earned 8 CP).
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung No course application possible anymore. No enrollment on MOnA possible anymore.

Login and application possible from 19.08.20/noon on. Login button on top row right hand side of ADAM website. First emails with confirmation of participation will be sent out at the end of week 36.
In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until the end of the second week of teaching period fall semester 2020.

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory for all participants.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Veranstaltung


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 18.09.2020 – 18.09.2020
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

Note: irregular schedule, see details in "comments" (Bemerkungen).
This is an online course (live, no podcast).

Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 18.09.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance, required readings, presentation; written assessment on Friday, 11.12.20: 14.15 - 16.00h

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Umweltwissenschaften