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

Semester Herbstsemester 2023
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.

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 Weekly course of 4 lessons during first half of teaching period: 18.09. to 30.10.2023: Monday, from 14:15 to 18.00h.

MSD students with focus area in natural sciences can accredit the course within the published module.
All MSD students can transfer the credit points to the "FASR" module (learning agreement, template available on the website MSD/downloads MSD 2017).

This course is offered by the MSD. Dr. Dirk Schindler holds a teaching assignment.


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

Limited number of participants (20). Students of the MSD (incl. preparation semester MSD) have priority.

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. No other students admitted.

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 out of 12 CP).

Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please note entry requirements. For details see section "admission requirements".

Mandatory application for ALL! Link open from 16. August 23/noon-06. September 23/midnight: https://adam.unibas.ch/goto_adam_crs_544052.html

Login and application only possible with open link. Link guides to the ADAM website, you still have to do the login.

First emails with confirmation of participation will be sent out at the end of the first deadline.
In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until 22. September 23/midnight.

Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period (withdrawal possible until Monday of teaching week five).
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 18.09.2023 – 30.10.2023
Zeit Montag, 14.15-18.00 Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)

Exam: 30. October 2023: during usual lecture time. Room tba.

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 18.09.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 25.09.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 02.10.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 09.10.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 16.10.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 23.10.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 30.10.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Module Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Compulsory attendance in presence, required readings, presentation. Details according to information of D. Schindler.
Final written examination on 30. October 2023: during usual lecture time (exam lasts 60 minutes). For details regarding room see online course directory/section "dates and rooms".
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Umweltwissenschaften