Thursday, October 1, 2015

Massive Open Online Course - Climate change: a question of justice? Lectures are online now!

Received via Joan 'Joy'  Cummings and Mariama Williams

Dear colleagues,

The first five video lectures of our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Climate change: a question of justice?" are now online! Have a look! The course is open to all, free of charge and comes with no obligations. Over the next eight weeks, there will be a total of 34 short video lectures online for you.

Just in time for the UN climate summit (COP-21) 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 Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

The MOOC focuses on social science perspectives on climate change and features well-known experts and activists in the field of climate justice, for example Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the Right Livelihood Award from Nigeria. Topics covered include the role of non-governmental organisations, the European emissions trading system, land-grabbing, divestment and degrowth.

Anyone on this climate-L list is welcome to discuss with our speakers and our students in our online discussion fora during the course.

The video lectures of the course started yesterday and run until 23rd November. Students who complete a multiple choice quiz after taking the lectures can get a certificate of participation free of charge.

To see the trailer:

Anyone interested in participating or just curious can register here:

Please forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested in participating in this course - to your colleagues, your students, your friends. Thank you.

Warm regards from Hagen and Lund,

Dr. Angela Oels, Sara Becker and Daniel Otto

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Dr. Angela Oels
Visiting Professor
Department of Political Science
and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

Postal address: P.O. Box 52, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden), room 359

Internal mail: Hämtställe 35 (email)


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