Spring 2012 weeks 03-22 (January - May) Mixed 50%
Application Deadline: 2011-10-15
Enrolment Code: UU-69516 Application
Language of Instruction: English
Location for Studies: Uppsala
Selection: Guaranteed admission
Entry Requirements: University studies 60 ECTS credits/equivalent
Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee.
Climate change leadership is often mentioned in both news media and by politicians themselves, but what does it really entail? What kind of knowledge and skills will future climate leaders need to learn? What kind of political, cultural and psychological resources are lacking in present initiatives?
This course discusses the fundamentals of an effective and functioning climate change leadership in a global perspective. Starting out from an analysis of how climate has changed during the planets long geological history and how it plays a central role in the life of the biosphere, the course looks at how these changes has affected different societies and how these societies have responded. Then the societal and cultural causes of climate change are discussed, looking at how the use of fossil fuel has transformed modern societies and culture. With the knowledge gained during the first two parts of the course, a framework for a working climate change leadership is critically looked at from a political, power and philosophical perspective. The last part of the course tries to apply the framework for a climate change leadership in case based workshops of future scenarios, on a global and local level, working with different strategies for mitigation and adaptation.
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