EAS705 Theoretical aspects of climate technologies

Code EAS705
Name Theoretical aspects of climate technologies
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Aiga Barisa, Anna Kubule
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course „Theoretical aspects of climate change” is based on estimation and evaluation of climate change and global warming and their impact on environment. Besides the course takes a look at questions related to pollution of the atmosphere, calculation of greenhouse gas emissions, legislation regarding reduction of climate change and adaptation issues. One of the most important topics is climate technologies and the importance in the context of climate change..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to provide to the students theoretical knowledge regarding climate change and global warming, its physical and legislative aspects, climate technologies and economical aspects as well to learn to calculate CO2 and others GHG emissions and to prepare a group work on innovative technology solutions in the field of climate change
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Able to calculate greenhouse gas emissions - Testing: tests, exam, practical work Criteria: capable to calculate GHG emissions
Able to estimate the effect of climate change on environment - Testing: laboratory works Criteria: able to implement lab work and to justify the results
Able to estimate the impact of climate change on environment and economy - Testing: group work, exam Criteria: able to justify and quantify the impact of climate change
Course prerequisites Basic knowledge in physics, biology and mathematics

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