19 June 2017 - 24 September 2017
The new course, which is now open for enrollment, was co-organized by IIASA, Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, and the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD). A number of researchers from the IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program will give lectures in the course on agriculture, land-use change, and climate change. Jeffrey Sachs, an IIASA distinguished visiting fellow, and Peter Bakker, a member of the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group, were also key contributors and lecturers in the course.
Climate change represents the greatest challenge––and the greatest opportunity–– of our lifetimes. Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet explores the options available, at both the community and individual level, to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonize the economy, and ensure a safe and prosperous climate future for all.
The solutions covered in this course were primarily captured at the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) during the Low-Emissions Solution Conference. The course provides an overview of the technologies and activities available to implement the Paris Climate Agreement; exploring key components of deep decarbonization pathways, and low emission energy strategies using long-term modeling. Modules delve into the role of agriculture and satellite monitoring in emissions reduction goals, as well as the policy priorities, business solutions, and individual public actions that can help societies transition to low carbon living.
Climate Action is taught by professors and researchers from world-renowned institutions, including Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD). By joining the course, you will not only learn about the most up-to-date opportunities for confronting climate challenges but will also join a global cohort of students and peer practitioners working towards the next generation of low emission solutions!
To register for the course or find more information please visit the course web page: Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet
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