ENSC 301

Climate Change and Land Use

Course overview

Learn the fundamentals of the climate system and climate change, and the projected impacts of climate change on New Zealand’s land-use, while exploring how to mitigate future greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,084.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic scientific concepts that underpin our understanding of climate change
  • Review the main drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and report methods for measuring emissions for inventories
  • Explain options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and recommend mitigation approaches to build resilience to climate change in land systems
  • Evaluate social responses to climate change, including mitigation and adaptation.


Course examiners


Professor Tim Clough


Department of Soil & Physical Sciences

[email protected]