What can we do to counteract climate change and how this responsibility should be shared? Get answers by taking the course Climate Change Solutions: Bending the Curve this coming autumn! Send your application by 19 April.
Dealing with climate change is an urgent issue for humanity today. Most recently, climate change has received attention in the form of two reports by the UN’s climate panel IPCC with recommendations on how to bend the curves by focusing on solutions that involve multiple sectors of society.
Stockholm University has broad and internationally renowned climate research, including the Bolin Center for Climate Research. For two years now, the university has offered the cross-disciplinary course Climate Change Solutions: Bending the Curve that focuses on what can be done to counteract climate change.
Concrete solutions to achieve climate neutrality
Climate Change Solutions: Bending the Curve, which is developed according to a model by the University of California, sheds light on what concrete solutions are currently available to achieve climate neutrality and sustainability. It covers topics such as how the climate system works, what causes climate change and what effects it has. Also, the course discusses current measures to counteract climate change, aspects of justice and liability related to climate change, as well as the responsibility shared by individuals and other actors.
“The course provides an overview of opportunities for sustainable transition with the main goal of helping to turn the climate curves,” says Örjan Gustafsson, Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Course Leader.
Lecturers from several research areas at Stockholm University
The course is a joint initiative by researchers and teachers from different departments at Stockholm University, which highlights the complexity of the climate issue. Among the lecturers are researchers from the Department of Environmental Science/Bolin Center for Climate Research, such as Örjan Gustafsson, geologist Alasdair Skelton and meteorologist Frida Bender, as well as researchers in sustainability from the Stockholm Resilience Center. Other lecturers include researchers in economics, archeology, international relations and English/literary studies. Åsa Romson, former Minister of the Environment and Party Leader who defended her thesis in Environmental Law at Stockholm University, will also give a lecture.
Climate Change Solutions: Bending the Curve is open to all and is given in English.
Apply by April 19!