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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dinusha Dharmaratna


This unit gives students an understanding of the economic dimensions of climate change. It does this by examining how climate change directly will impact on economies, and by examining how climate change mitigation policies, such as emissions trading schemes will impact on economies. It discusses and evaluates Australia's approaches to climate change mitigation. Finally, the subject explores the problems in securing international agreement for action to address climate change.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. provide students with an understanding of the possible impacts of climate change on economies
  2. analyse the economic costs of climate change, and how industries can adapt to climate change at minimum cost
  3. provide students with an understanding of how economic instruments such as carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes can mitigate climate change
  4. analyse how key industries such as electricity and transport can respond to climate
change policies and lessen emissions.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Dinusha Dharmaratna

Contact hours

3 hours per week


It is recommended that students complete ECC1100


It is recommended that students complete ECC1100