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CODE 98242
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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 deals with the climatic fundamentals and the behavior of GHG in the atmosphere and oceans. Mechanisms of Mitigation and Adaptation are analized according to the Kyoto Protocol, the EU EmissionTrading System and the Paris Agreement

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

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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 elaboration and presentation of a synthetic calculation of greenhouse gas emissions made by the student on one of the topics discussed in class and in an oral exam related to the contents discussed in the course.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account of individual learning methods

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production
Climate action
Climate action