Climate Change Leadership: Power, Politics and Culture, 15 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 50%, Campus
Start date: 15 January 2024
End date: 2 June 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-69511 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)
Registration: 14 December 2023 – 14 January 2024
Entry requirements: 60 credits
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32,500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 32,500
About the course
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 define a climate change leader and how can they be learned? What kind of political, cultural and psychological resources is lacking in present initiatives?
This course discusses the fundamentals of effective and functioning climate change leadership from a global perspective. Starting out from an analysis of how the climate has changed during the planet's long geological history and how it plays a central role in the life of the biosphere, the course looks at why there is such comparatively few effective responses to the issues we are facing.
Then the societal and cultural effects of climate change are discussed, looking at how the use of fossil fuel has transformed modern societies and cultures and taking into account broader perspectives such as ethics, justice or gender. With the knowledge gained during the first part of the course, a framework for a working climate change leadership is critically looked at from a political, power and societal perspective.
The final part of the course is devoted to applying this framework in case studies, with a focus on both a global and local level, trying to identify different strategies for mitigation and adaptation in terms of functioning climate change leadership.
Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS
Villavägen 16, Uppsala
Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: +46 18 471 27 08
Telephone: 018-471 25 07