F&ES 979b / 2019-2020

Capstone: Deep Decarbonization by Sub-national Actors

Credits: 3

Spring 2020: W, 2:30-5:20, sage 32

The recent IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5° C above preindustrial levels provided a stark warning of the future our planet faces unless we make dramatic and meaningful greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions by 2030—approximately 45% reductions below 2010 levels. In the United States, in the absence of leadership at the federal level, states, cities, institutions and corporations must step into the breach if we have any hope of avoiding the most serious consequences of global warming. Students work in teams with clients from state government, city government, academic institutions, companies and/or the non-profit sector to analyze, model, and/or implement deep decarbonization policies and programs in key sectors, including electricity, buildings, transportation, materials management, and/or natural/working lands.
Limited to 15