What you'll learn
- How to describe components, drivers, and interactions of climate, globally and regionally.
- How to analyze causes and effects of climate change
- How to explain the relationship between human activities and climate change, with emphasis on forest ecosystems and conservation
- How to assess the impacts of human activities on climate and the impacts of climate change on ecosystem services and socio-economic systems
- How to identify potential responses and solutions to climate change challenges, and assess their feasibility and potential effectiveness, and
- How to apply appropriate communication strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation to different types of audience
About this program
Given the enormous significance of climate change for people and our environment, it is imperative that university students gain broad knowledge on climate change topics. Understanding climate change has relevance for students across many disciplines because it includes learning topics related to the physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental science, social science, agriculture, forestry, health and medicine, communications, and public service.
This course covers a broad range of climate change topics, including causes and effects, mitigation and adaptation, application of tools and technologies, and communications.
Who is this course for?
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Governmental officers, planners, policy makers at different levels
- NGO practitioners and natural resources professionals
The course is divided into the three main sections, each including multiple topics:
- Section I: Why and How Climate is Changing
- Section II: Effects of Climate Change on People and the Environment
- Section III: Responses and Adaption to Climate Change