Micro-credential Climate Change as a Societal Challenge
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 microcredential 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 microcredential we try to explain why.
This microcredential 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.
The programme is designed for an international and multidisciplinary audience. It suits individuals, professionals and students in developing their knowledge, skills and professional career.
We welcome participants from universities, research institutions, public institutions and private companies.
The diversity of the audience has proven to be a significant factor of learning, widening scope and enhancing capabilities.
Lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The interaction and discussions that occur between students themselves and between students and lecturers are a valuable and indispensable part of the learning experience that we want to offer within this microcredential. Furthermore, the network that is created between the students is a well-appreciated addition to the more formal part of the program. We see the presence of students on campus as a win-win for all parties involved, but we are also aware of the necessary flexibility for people that want to combine their job with a study therefor a basic livestream will be provided (no camera, only audio, no interaction is possible) and, if allowed by the lecturer, the livestream will also be recorded.