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Macroeconomics of Climate Change: Mitigation Strategies

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

International Monetary Fund

Course details

Length
1 week
Effort
1-2 hours per week
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This online course serves as the second module of a broader Macroeconomics of Climate Change (MCCx) course. In this modular offering, you will learn comprehensive strategies for designing mitigation policies, how to analyze the impact of such policies, among other things.

About this course

This online course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, Fiscal Affairs Department, Research Department, and Strategy, Policy, and Review Department serves as the second in a six-part “Macroeconomics of Climate Change (MCCx)” series. In this offering, you will learn about comprehensive strategies for designing mitigation policies, how to analyze the impact of such policies, and considerations for scaling up carbon pricing.

Target audience

All government officials are welcome to register. Officials in finance, economy, and planning ministries who provide advice on macroeconomic policies or implement policy will find the course particularly beneficial.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for mitigation as a policy approach.
  • Identify the appropriate components of mitigation policy instruments.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of carbon pricing as a key mitigation instrument for countries.
  • Identify how to analyze and quantify the macroeconomic impacts of mitigation policies.
  • Determine key considerations for policymakers when strategizing to scale up carbon pricing at the domestic and international level.

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