Climate Change and Infrastructure  (211084)
Department of Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Type 1 Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor IRYO, Miho
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Tue.   3rd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 1/Environmental Studies Hall
Lectures on climate change (global warming) will be given, especially from the viewpoints of policies and institutions. Students are expected to understand: 1) basic facts about climate change; 2) climate change mitigation and adaptation policies; 3) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) and international systems.
1. Introduction: Plan of the course
2. Science of the Climate Change and its Impacts on Social Systems
3. Climate Change and International Systems
4. Regional Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change
5. Presentation by Students and Discussions (1)
6. International Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change
7. International Negotiation and Consensus Building
8. Presentation by Students and Discussions (2)
Grading Criteria
Evaluation: Presentation 50%, Reports 50%.

Course Textbook
Textbooks: No textbooks are required.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Reference Materials:
UNFCCC website:
IPCC website:
IPCC (2014). IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2014 (AR5),
(Other references will be specified in each lecture.)

Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : English only
▪ Oral explanations : English only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
Miho IRYO,, ext.6044
Room 401, Graduate School of Environmental Studies