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222.588 Risk and Climate Impact
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the basic concepts of environmental risk, to explain processes of climate change (including feedbacks), to apply methods for quantifying climate-related changes meaningfully, to assess, in general terms, climate impacts (including risks and opportunities) based on observational data, to have an overview of the methods of environmental risk management, and to know about the current Austrian and international developments in the field of climate adaptation and climate mitigation.

Subject of course

1) What is risk?

2) Processes of climate change

3) Methods for quantifying climate-related changes

4) Climate impacts: changes, risks and opportunities

5) Environmental Risk Management

6) Climate adaptation and climate mitigation

Teaching methods

Distance learning via Zoom. Presentation slides are provided

Presentation of the teaching materials, assignments, discussing assignments, time for discussion and questions

Assignments are given in each lecture. The solutions are presented in the following lecture. Completion of the assignments is highly recommended (as they are relevant for the exam) but is not mandatory.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Termine: 13:00-16:00

Fr. 28.10.2022
Fr. 4.11.2022
Fr. 18.11.2022
Fr. 25.11.2022
Fr. 20.1.2023
Mi. 25.1.2023
Fr. 27.1.2023 (Prüfung)



Course dates

Fri13:00 - 16:0028.10.2022 - 20.01.2023 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs) (LIVE)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Wed13:00 - 16:0025.01.2023 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs) (LIVE)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri13:00 - 16:0027.01.2023 (LIVE)Prüfung
Risk and Climate Impact - Single appointments
Fri28.10.202213:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri04.11.202213:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri11.11.202213:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri18.11.202213:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri25.11.202213:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri20.01.202313:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Wed25.01.202313:00 - 16:00 Online über Zoom (TUWEL-Kurs)Risiko und Klimafolgen
Fri27.01.202313:00 - 16:00 Prüfung

Examination modalities

Multiple choice test with knowledge questions and estimation problems or oral (depending on participant numbers)


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed - 09.10.2024written12.08.2024 08:00 - 07.10.2024 08:00TISSPrüfung
Wed - 11.12.2024written12.08.2024 08:00 - 09.12.2024 08:00TISSPrüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.09.2022 00:00 12.10.2022 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

All contents of the bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or equivalent


Recommended Literature:

Hart, J. (1988) Consider a spherical Cow, A course in environmental problem solving. University Science Books