94133 - SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE ACTIONS

Scheda insegnamento

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Energia pulita e accessibile Lotta contro il cambiamento climatico

Anno Accademico 2020/2021

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Students will learn what knowledge is needed to identify solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They will learn how climate change can be mitigated, how adaptation may be carried out and how mitigation and adaptation interact each other. Students will learn what we know and what we still do not know about climate and climate change. They will also know what contribution they can give to resolve the climate challenge in both their roles of citizens and experts. The involved disciplines are: climate dynamics, climate analysis and modelling, geo-environmental sciences and water cycle, climate engineering and environmental engineering. The approach will be interdisciplinary with the aim to move to transdisciplinarity, namely, by setting the basis for an innovative scientific and technical approach.

Contenuti

The course will deliver interdisciplinary information on the following topics:

  • Climate history: observed data, proxy data, climatic variability (glaciations, solar activity, climate cycles).

  • Advanced techniques for environmental monitoring.

  • Climate physics and modeling.

  • Modeling of climate related processes: water cycle and natural hazards.

  • Environmental economics.

  • Solutions for climate change mitigation.

  • Solutions for climate change adaptation.

  • Climate analysis with open data and open software.

Testi/Bibliografia

Supporting documents will be distributed in the form of open access scientific papers.

Metodi didattici

Teaching methods will include frontal lectures, exercises, and interactive discussions.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

There will not be interim assessment. The final assessment will be made by presenting 10 slides focusing on an interdisciplinary topical question that will be proposed by the student in agreement with one of the teachers.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Lectures will be delivered with the physical presence of the teacher and will also be made available via online streaming.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Alberto Montanari