Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD) is a key element of maintaining sustainable livelihoods and economies in Asia. Given the enormous cultural, social, political, and biophysical diversity across Asia, the climate change and sustainable development professionals need a strong working knowledge of several interrelated sciences. Through teaching, research and outreach activities, the CCSD program at AIT seeks to develop professionals who can contribute to addressing issues of the climate change impacts and sustainable management of resources, through a curriculum and research program that exposes the students to a wide range of contemporary topics.
Climate Change and Sustainable Development | For Whom?
This specialization is intended for professionals from government and international agencies, environment ministries, pollution control authorities, private companies, academia, NGOs, city and municipal authorities dealing with or interested in climate change and mitigation, climate change adaptation, sustainable development, policy planning and management.
Candidates with degree preferably in agriculture, bio-sciences, environmental sciences, energy, forestry, and social sciences such as anthropology, geography, economics and sociology or related fields are eligible to apply.
Why Should You Apply For MSc./PhD. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development?
✔ Increase your career perspective
Diversified career opportunities are available with national governments, international organizations, donor agencies, INGOs and local NGOs covering a wide spectrum of jobs from a hard-core technologists to policy planning and managerial positions in climate mitigation and adaptation.
✔ Experience World Class Engineering Education
Graduates of the CCSD specialization will:
✔ Work with sectorial experts in the areas of CCSD with critical thinking
✔ Carry out climate change induced impact assessment, scenario building and identification of potential impacts
✔ Initiate climate change mitigation and adaptation measures
✔ Undertake policy analysis and development (integration, application and mainstreaming)
✔ Conduct technology assessment and adopting climate friendly technology for mitigation and adaptation
✔ In addition to academic program activities, students have access to several centers and outreach activities in the campus and other regional organizations (UNESCAP, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, and others) for internship, collaborative works, and research funds, etc.
✔ Learn from diversity
The student body in AIT consists of students from all over the world where you will get to share and learn personal experiences which will enhance your own exposure. Your fellow class mates will represent a wide cultural diversity and also consist of various study backgrounds, professional experience and a worldwide network. This variety of profiles will help you develop your multi-cultural skills, and build your global network.
Focus area of study
✔ Climate Science
✔ Climate Change Adaptation
✔ Climate Change Mitigation
✔ Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Cities
✔ Carbon Accounting
✔ Climate Change Mitigation
✔ Climate Option Analysis
✔ Low-carbon technology Assessment
✔ Climate Policy Assessment
✔ Climate Change and Disaster Management
✔ Impact and Adaptation to Climate Change
✔ Infrastructure such as Water, Energy, Coastal, Urban and Agriculture
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Science/PhD degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. This degree will be awarded by Asian Institute of Technology
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|Code||Course||Credit||Type||Semester||ED82.02||Science of Climate Change and Impacts||2(30-0)||Core||August|
|ED82.03||Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development||2(15-30)||Core||January|
|ED82.07||Climate Change Mitigation||2(30-0)||Core||August|
|ED82.08||Economics of Climate Change||2(30-0)||Core||January|
|ED82.09||Climate Change Seminar||1(0-45)||Core||InterSem|
|ED82.14||Adaptation to Climate Change: Policies and Practices||2(30-0)||Core||InterSem||Climate Change Adapdation and Mitigation|
|ED82.04||Climate Compatible and Sustainable Infrastructure Development||3(45-0)||Electve||January|
|ED82.05||Land Use and Climate Change||2(30-0)||Electve||January|
|ED82.06||Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: Concepts, Tools and Practices||3(45-0)||Electve||August|
|ED82.10||Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security||3(45-0)||Electve||January|
|ED82.11||Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk||3(45-0)||Electve||January|
|ED82.12||Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture||2(30-0)||Electve||January|
|ED82.13||Analytical Tools for Climate Change Adaptation at Local Level||3(30-45)||Electve||January|