GGES3019 is a multidisciplinary unit designed for students with an interest in how individuals and societies understand and respond to environmental shocks and stresses, and their different capacities for adaptation. The focus of the module is on climate and weather hazards. Through lectures and seminars we will explore the key concepts of vulnerability and risk relating to environmental events. We will apply these concepts in a variety of applied contexts through case studies and seminars. Applied frameworks and real world observations lie at the heart of this module, and it is on these aspects that assessment is based.
The module begins with an exploration of the key concepts that underpin adaptation, followed by an understanding of what adaptation looks like in practice, and ending with some considerations of future adaptation needs and realities. The module has a global focus and will consider adaptation in the UK and the rest of the world.
Pre-requisites: GGES2007 or GGES2005