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MAN 681 Climate Change and Decarbonization

General Information

Lecturer Apu Gosalia
Examiner Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Course Format Seminar
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Frequency Fall term 2021
Hours per Week 2 (in-class) + 15 (self-study)
Language English
Grading 70% Final assignment; 30% Final presentation
Forma Prerequisites none
Recommended Prerequisites General interest in the topic of sustainable business

Course Structure

Topic Date Time
Kickoff and Introduction to the Topic 23 September 2021 10:15 – 13:30
Group Presentations of First Reviews of the Topics and Feedback 30 September 2021 10:15 – 13:30
Group Presentations of Interim Results and Discussion 7 October 2021 10:15 – 13:30
Final Presentations 14 October 2021 10:15 – 13:30

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    Climate change means the warming-up of our planet driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, as well as the shifts in weather patterns that results from this development. In the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change, 196 Parties have set the goal to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. To reach this goal, many companies have developed climate targets, including goals for carbon neutrality or climate neutrality, some of them using offsetting techniques to make up for their own impacts.

    In this course, participants…

    • gain an understanding of climate change and its causes and potential remedies;
    • study the climate goals of organizations and the strategies to achieve them;
    • and critically assess the current status quo with regard to decarbonization.
  • Application

    Registration/Application via Portal2 is required.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please don't hesitate to contact sustainablebusiness bwl.uni-mannheim.de.

Updated: July 2021