Free Online Course on ‘Solutions to Climate Change’ by University of Exeter

Course in Natural Science
  • Online, Online
  • Apply Before : September 9, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 51027
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Nature & Environment
  • Opportunity Type : Partially FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Course introduction

The University of Exeter has developed this course on “Climate Change and Solutions to Control It.”

Discover solutions to climate change by this course. Man-made climate change is one of the biggest threats to the world. The effects are already being observed through receding glaciers, ocean acidification, and an increasingly vulnerable food supply. It’s critical that we work to find solutions to climate change.

In this course, you will explore solutions to this global challenge, including mitigation, adaptation, and geo-engineering, which can help prevent the most dangerous climate changes and boost the resilience of societies and ecosystems to climate changes that cannot be precluded.

Course details:

  • Course developer: University of Exeter
  • Instruction language: English
  • Course provider: Future Learn
  • Course type: Online and self-paced
  • Subject: Nature & Environment
  • Price: Free with limited access, monthly subscription: $27.99 or buy this course: $54 one-off payment for full access.
  • Course length: 4 weeks (3 hour weekly)
  • Start date: Available Now
  • Free access to this course will expire on: September 9, 2022

Course Instructors:

1. Tim Lenton

Tim Lenton is Chair in Climate Change/Earth System Science at the University of Exeter.

2. Damien Mansell

He is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Exeter specializing in Glaciology, GIS, and Remote Sensing Educator on Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions.

3. Liam Taylor

Ph.D. student doing research on the impacts of climate change on our world.

Learning objectives:

By completing n this course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain the sustainable development goals and their relations to climate change
  • Discover responses to climate change: mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering.
  • Identify approaches to making agriculture more sustainable and explore the viability of these methods.
  • Debate the viability of solutions that help enhance the terrestrial biosphere carbon sink
  • Describe possible solutions to reducing ocean acidification
  • Discuss methods and policies being applied to mitigate plastic in oceans
  • Explain how buildings and cities can be designed to be more sustainable
  • Apply the theme of ‘sustainable communities’ to the developing world

Who can enroll?

For this course, learners don’t need any previous knowledge of climate change, just an interest in science, nature, and the environment. Though, it might be useful to have completed the sister course to this one: Climate Change: The Science.

Course Syllabus:

  • 1st week: Climate Action.
    The Big Questions
    Responding to climate change
    Sustainable Energy
  • 2nd week: Life on land.
    Improving food security
    Sustainable agriculture and land-use
    Strengthening the carbon sink
  • 3rd week: Life below water.
    Tackling ocean acidification
    Clean up your act!
    Can we protect our oceans?
  • 4th week: Sustainable cities and communities.
    Sustainable Buildings
    Sustainable Cities
    Sustainable Communities
    Course round-up

Course benefits

  • 100% online
  • Access to this course for 4 weeks

How to apply?

You can apply and pursue this course by completing a registration in the given link.

Enroll Now

For further information about Free Online Course on ‘Solutions to Climate Change’ by University of Exeter, please refer to FutureLearn’s website.

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