Öppen sommarkurs online: Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet

Dublin Core

Ämne

klimat, ekologi, hållbar utveckling

Beskrivning

Öppen kurs (MOOC) på engelska.

Do you often think about Climate Change? Does it frighten you - the overwhelming news of frequent weather changes and extreme climate predictions? Does it fascinate you - the possibilities and opportunities that could lie ahead for humankind and our planet?



The SDG Academy has just launched its newest course on the actionable steps societies, businesses and individuals can take to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonize the economy, and ensure a safe and prosperous climate future for all.
Filmed at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22), Climate Action is a 12-week free course that provides an overview of the policy priorities necessary to implement the Paris Climate Agreement.

This course is taught by professors and researchers from world-renowned institutions and initiatives, such as Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The course (like all other SDG Academy courses) is free, entirely online and has no pre-requisites. So, take the first step towards positive climate action, gather your friends and click here to enroll today!

Upphovsman

SDGacadamy & unsdsn.org (Sustainable Development Solutions Network)

Utgivare

SDGacadamy

Datum

2017

Språk

Engleska

Identifikator

https://courses.sdgacademy.org/learn/climate-action-solutions-for-a-changing-planet-june-2017

Krävs av

Internet/WiFi-uppkoppling

Lesson Plan Item Type Metadata

Längd

Term: June 2017
Start Date: Jun 19 2017
End Date: Sep 11 2017
Duration: 12 weeks

Objectives

Climate change represents the greatest challenge––and the greatest opportunity–– of our lifetimes. Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet explores the options available, at both the community and individual level, to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonize the economy, and ensure a safe and prosperous climate future for all.

The solutions covered in this course were primarily captured at the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) during the Low-Emissions Solution Conference. The course provides an overview of the technologies and activities available to implement the Paris Climate Agreement; exploring key components of deep decarbonization pathways, and low emission energy strategies using long-term modeling. Modules delve into the role of agriculture and satellite monitoring in emissions reduction goals, as well as the policy priorities, business solutions, and individual public actions that can help societies transition to low carbon living.

Climate Action is taught by professors and researchers from world-renowned institutions, including Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD). By joining the course, you will not only learn about the most up-to-date opportunities for confronting climate challenges but will also join a global cohort of students and peer practitioners working towards the next generation of low emission solutions!

Materials

The course is structured around a series of pre-recorded lectures, readings, quizzes, discussion forums, and activities. Each of these course components can be completed at a time that is convenient for the student. The material for each week is made available each Monday, and once the material has been opened, it remains open for the duration of the course.

In addition to the asynchronous components of the course, the instructors will hold real-time Live Q&A sessions to encourage students to ask questions and engage directly with the instructors. These sessions will be announced 1-2 weeks in advance. The estimated time commitment to complete all course components is 4-6 hours per week, though this depends heavily on the student and her/his objectives in taking the course.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a digital certificate of completion signed by the instructors. In order to successfully complete the course and receive a Certificate of Proficiency, students must score an average of 70% or higher on the graded material. Students who score 85% or higher will receive a Certificate of Proficiency with Distinction. While this course is not credit granting, we encourage students to work with their institution to explore the option of granting credit for online coursework.

If you have any additional questions on the course structure or requirements, please email the SDG Academy at sdgacademy@unsdsn.org. For technical questions about the platform, please email, support@edcast.com.

Filer

Citering

SDGacadamy & unsdsn.org (Sustainable Development Solutions Network), “Öppen sommarkurs online: Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet,” Open SNH, accessed 19 oktober 2017, http://opensnh.se/items/show/164.

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