This postgraduate unit is about the business, regulatory and economic perspectives of reducing the impacts of climate change.

We dive deep into the role that market and regulatory initiatives can play to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, for example, through carbon pricing. Students also learn about climate change science, the economic impacts of climate change, international programs, laws and initiatives that reduce emissions, low-emissions technology investments, carbon pricing regulation, plus other ways that businesses do, and can, play a part in regulating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  • Understand the political, environmental, regulatory and economic impacts on business through climate change reduction worldwide
  • Understand the main market and regulatory mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Evaluate industries that are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and how supply-and-demand can play a role in reducing emissions
  • Assess the likely strategies that businesses can use to comply with, and manage, carbon pricing at the lowest financial cost
  • Gain practical research skills, including working in groups of people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and investigate academic, institutional and public media sources
  • Demonstrate how to evaluate and articulate justifiable business strategies and tactics that can address the impacts of market and regulatory changes that are linked to climate change

Next dates

Second semester


Holly Dillabough, ClimateWorks Australia.

* This unit is run by MSDI's ClimateWorks Australia. ClimateWorks is an expert, independent adviser, committed to helping the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

For more information, visit the course page.