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MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

CODE 98242
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 2nd year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/03
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The aim of the course is to give a general overview about climate change and Greenhouse gases emissions (GHG). The application of the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms the Paris Agreement and the EU Emission Trading System (2003/87/CE) will be discussed. Calculation and monitoring methodologies of the greenhouse gases for production plants under the Eu-ETS directive application will be analysed. Moreover general strategies of mitigation and adaptation will be introduced, using exercises and specific case studies

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides competence about climate change and Greenhouse gases emissions (GHG), through the application of the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emission Trading System.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The objectives of the course are aimed at acquiring specific skills in the climate change related topics. The course is mainly aimed at transferring basic knowledge and skills about the climate change mechanism, the strategies of mitigation and of greenhouse gases emissions reduction, the measures of adaptation that can be implemented to protect the population and the environment.  

    PREREQUISITES

    No particular prerequisites are requested

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course lasts 50 hours (5 CFU) of: 

    - frontal lessons
    - analysis of case studies 
    - exercises and use of softwares
     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    A broad treatment of the aspects related to climate change is proposed and the following topics will be discussed:

    - climate change mechanism, 

    - previsional climate models,

    - expected impacts on population and environment,

    - application of the EU-ETS Directive,

    - greenhouse gases emissions inventories and application of reduction measures,

    - strategies of mitigation and use of low greenhouse gases emissions technologies, 

    - strategies of adaptation and analysis of some adaptation plan 

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    - Eu-ETS Directive

    - Paris Agreement

    - Kyoto Protocol

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MICHELA GALLO (President)

    LUCA MORESCHI

    ADRIANA DEL BORGHI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    During the winter session there will be three exam sessions (December, January and February) and three exam sessions during the summer session and during the autumn stage of the Polytechnic School. Outside the normal periods of the Polytechnic School, no further exam sessions will be held, with the exception of students without teaching activities in their current academic year curriculum.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam will consist in the presentation of a brief written report on a specific topic discussed during the lessons and in an oral exam.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    21/12/2021 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    10/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    26/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    08/02/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    08/06/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    22/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    05/07/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/09/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto