2015 is a big year for the international politics of climate change. Just in time for the UN climate summit in Paris in December, the Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Sciences (infernum) at Hagen University, Germany has produced a massive open online course in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at Lund University in Sweden. The course has been funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research.
The course is entitled “Climate Change: a question of justice?” and will be held in English. The MOOC focuses on social science perspectives of climate change and features well-known experts and activists in the field of climate justice.
Topics covered include the role of non-governmental organisations, the European emissions trading system, land-grabbing, divestment and degrowth. “We are keen to show that the politics of climate change is more than the international negotiations”, says Dr. Angela Oels, visiting professor at Lund University.
The actual lectures of the course start on September 28th and run until 23rd November. The course is open to all, free of charge and comes with no obligations. Students who complete a multiple choice quiz after taking the lectures can get a certificate of participation free of charge.
To see the trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVFKpPisam8
Anyone interested in participating or just curious can register here:
The course programme can be found here.
Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in participating in this course – to your colleagues, your students and your friends. Thank you.
Warm regards from Hagen and Lund,
Dr. Angela Oels, Sara Becker and Daniel Otto
Feature image: ©Komsign