Welcome to Karlstad University

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, 15 HP

Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for your course

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place on the course.
Registration period: 2023-01-09 - 2023-01-16
Log in to My Kau using your KauID to register.

What is My Kau? My Kau is a personal digital service for students at Karlstad University.

It is important that you decline your admission offer if you do not wish to attend the course.

If you have been admitted late, and therefore can´t register on time, contact the administrator.

Welcome to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (RHG310)!

The course consists of the following three modules:

Module 1 Fundamentals

In this module, you will get an introduction to the basics of sustainable development from a climate change perspective leading up to the Sustainable Development Goals. We will discuss how social-ecological systems can be affected by climate change and their interrelations at different scales. This will make the pathway to explain why climate adaptation and mitigation is needed.

Module 2 Climate change adaptation

The module introduces the central concepts related to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It will introduce different measures and strategies from around the world related to climate change adaptation and the politics around it.

Module 3 Climate change mitigation

This module focuses on climate change mitigation strategies for a systemic point of view and will critically examine Sustainable Development Goals and climate change mitigation strategies. It will also take a position on how you and the society at the individual and political levels can transform to sustainability.

Attendance and on-campus meetings:

All teaching sessions take place on campus unless alternative measures are announced by the university due to urgencies, e.g. COVID-19. Attendance to seminars is mandatory.


Other course information:

Detailed course information is available on the learning management platform Canvas, including course outline, assignments, and preparation.

Contact information:

Anette Höljö Polleryd (administrative officer): anette.holjo.polleryd@kau.se

Avit Bhowmik (course director): avit.bhowmik@kau.se

Course teacher:

Avit Bhowmik, avit.bhowmik@kau.se and several internal and external guest lecturers

New student

There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!

Go to Canvas

In the course, we use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
Once you have registered for your course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

Finding your way around the University

Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

Reading List

View reading list
Please note that the reading list may be revised until six weeks before the start of the course.


View schedule
Please note that the schedule may change up to two weeks before the course starts. Check the schedule on a regular basis to get the latest information on locations and times as there may be changes during the course as well.

Can we help you?

ADMINISTRATOR: Anette Höljö Polleryd