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Learn to see climate change as a multi-actor governance problem


Climate change is to a large extent driven by societal factors (CAUSES). It has an impact on people’s lives (EFFECTS). And it is influenced by decisions taken every day by individuals, companies, local communities, national governments and international institutions (RESPONSE).

Because of the close interlinkages between our natural and societal systems, this module focuses on the societal challenges of climate change. Even though climate change has gained importance on the societal agenda, it is still a challenge to put and keep climate change on the political agenda, and to move toward coherent policies.

In this module we try to explain why. This module will help you to see climate change as a multi-actor and multi-level governance problem, in which we have to learn and deal with scientific uncertainties, institutional inertia and various societal stakes.


This course is part of tthe postgraduate Energy & Climate. You will receive an exemption for this part of the programme if you decide to register for the whole postgraduate.

When attending all lectures (attendance of at least 80% of classes) and successfully passing the exam, 6 credits will be awarded.

Eligibility criteria: Applicants must have a university or college bachelor or master degree of at least three years of full-time study.


Lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m

Dates (academic year 2022-203) : 9/11, 16/11, 23/11, 30/11, 7/12, 14/12 + exam: 21/12

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
(Bio)Engineering, Architecture and Design, Bioengineering, Economics, Business and (Public) Management, Engineering Technology, Social Sciences, Sciences
Academic year:
2022 - 2023
Starting date:
The teaching staff consists of academics from the University of Antwerp, other universities, scientific institutions, the EU commission, governmental organisations, and companies.

Academic coordinator: Ann Crabbé
Contact person:

Venue: UAntwerpen, Campus Middelheim

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