Labor, the Environment and Climate Change   [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Courses of Study 2016-2017
   

ILRIC 4313 - Labor, the Environment and Climate Change


(CU-ITL, CU-SBY)     
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with ILRIC 6013 .

L. Skinner.

Explores the important role of the labor movement and other social movements, both in the U.S. and internationally, in the effort to build a low-carbon, sustainable society. The course will examine the labor and employment effects of climate change and the transition to a green economy. It will also explore the various theoretical perspectives on climate protection and sustainable development, with special attention to issues of growth, development, production and consumption, the role of private markets and government intervention, and how these perspectives inform the goals, strategy, and tactics of the different movements involved.



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