Climate Response: Costs and Financing Online Course

May 3rd, 2020

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Join Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Change and Community Resilience for a series of online courses focused on the fundamentals of climate change resilience.

Already communities are being impacted by a changing climate: the flooding of communities along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast due to sea-level rise, the long-term droughts in the South and Upper Midwest, the wildfires and subsequent landslides in the West and the hospitalization and associated deaths from extreme temperatures in cities due to extreme temperatures. In responding to such climate-mediated impacts there are three leading criteria in choosing a response strategy: effectiveness of any specific recommendation, ease of implementation and costs. This module focuses on the associated costs analyses that should accompany any on-the-ground response to projected climate impacts. Marginal cost analysis will be covered, as well as dollar-based valuation approaches, including avoided damage costs, replacement costs and substitution costs. The issue of financially discounting the future in light of inaction will be addressed. Finally, funding sources and financing strategies will be introduced.

Climate Response: Costs and Financing (ES 5850, Section A)
Delivery: Online
Dates: May 3 – 30, 2020, 4 weekly asynchronous online lessons
Online Attendance:  No set times are required for online attendance.  Students may complete the assignments at their own pace and schedule within each week.  Students will have the opportunity to interface with experts in the field of climate change when they present as guest speakers.  However, students may watch video recordings of the guests if they can not attend the live online presentations.
Instructor: Michael Simpson,
Credits: 1 or audit for no credit

Registration deadline: April 28, 2020

Each course is designed to stand alone, and you may take courses in any order. Each course is held for a period of four weeks and may be completed online from your location in approximately 8 hours per week. Enroll for either graduate credit (1 credit per course) or audit and receive continuing education.

Join Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience for a series of online courses focused on the fundamentals of climate change resilience. For more information, including course descriptions, dates, and schedule of courses visit our page on the Antioch University New England website  You can also apply for the 9-credit Climate Resilience Certificate for Professionals.

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