Learning outcomes:

The aim of the course is to provide a scientific understanding of the consequences of natural and human-induced perturbations on the earth's atmosphere in the framework of sustainable development. To achieve this, a good understanding of the mechanisms responsible for air pollution and climate change needs to be achieved.

After teaching this lesson, the students will be able to understand that air pollution and climate change take their toll on the economy and sustainable development by causing serious adverse impacts on the quality of life, human health, the environment, and the economy, while climate change affects the environment, economic stability as well as humans’ wellbeing. In addition, air pollution and climate change plans and policies need to be integrated into national and international sustainable development strategies.


  • Code :             X43
  • Semester :     4th
  • Effort :              7.5 ECTS
  • Hours :             3 per week
  • Type :                Enviroment
  • Department : Chemistry
  • Exams :             Yes

Course Contents:

        Introduction to meteorology, fundamentals of the chemical composition of the atmosphere and its chemical reactions, atmospheric chemistry, pollutants emissions in the atmosphere, atmospheric greenhouse gases, air quality and its impacts on health and the environment, climate change, impacts of climate change on the natural environment, climate change adaptation and mitigation.