Spring 2019 weeks 04-23 (late January – early June) – day time – 50% – Campus
Application Deadline: 2018-10-15
Enrolment Code: UU-69515
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)
Entry Requirements: 60 credits
Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 32500
About the course
Climate change leadership is often mentioned in both news media and by politicians themselves, but what does it really entail? What kind of knowledge and skills define a climate change leader and how can they be learned? What kind of political, cultural and psychological resources are lacking in present initiatives?
This course discusses the fundamentals of an effective and functioning climate change leadership in a global perspective. Starting out from an analysis of how the climate has changed during the planet’s long geological history and how it plays a central role in the life of the biosphere, the course looks at why there is such a comparatively few effective responses to the issues we are facing. Then the societal and cultural effects of climate change are discussed, looking at how the use of fossil fuel has transformed modern societies and cultures and taking into account broader perspectives such as ethics, justice or gender. With the knowledge gained during the first part of the course, a framework for a working climate change leadership is critically looked at from a political, power and societal perspective.
The final part of the course is devoted to applying this framework in case studies, with the focus on both a global and local level, trying to identify different strategies for mitigation and adaptation in terms of a functioning climate change leadership.
Here you can find all the main information you need for the course.
Course Information & Schedule
- Martusewicz, R. A. (2011) EcoJustice Education: Towards Diverse, Democratic and Sustainable Communities, Routledge: Abingdon
- Leiberman, B., Gordon, E. (2018) Climate Change in Human History: Prehistory to the Present, Bloomsbury: London
- Stoknes, P. E. (2015) What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, Chelsea Green: White River Junction
- CCL Examination Overview
- Seminar Preparation and Participation Instructions
- Larger Project Work
Powerpoint lectures for 2018:
Auli Niemi Carbon Capture and Storage
Field trip to Ångström Environmental Impact studies
Bo Kjéllen Diplomacy and the United Nations
Annkatrin Tritschoks Justice in Climate Negotiations
Impact Hub – Jesper Kjellerås, Another World is Happening
Fores – Erik Huss, Sustainable Business
Pierre Bois d’Enghien Socfin: Policy for Responsible Management
Gina Cosentino Climate Change and Indigenous people
Tim Parrique The economics of climate change in 7 controversies
Cecilia’s weather websites from 17/01 lecture:
Or for precipitation: se.baltrad.eu