Understanding and addressing climate change, demands transdisciplinary approaches and this unit will start to scope out this field framed through a socially equitable place-based planetary health lens. The strengths and limitations of orthodox disciplinary explanations and solutions will be scrutinised. Inter and transdisciplinary explanations and remedies will then be considered drawing upon themes, topics and issues including climate justice and just transitions; the fraught politics shaping responses to climate change; the limits to growth; technological solutions, ecological balance; public and private ownership and custodianship; critical indigenous and human rights discourses within Australia and internationally.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):