Climate Change Leadership – Power, Politics and Culture 2018
Spring 2018 weeks 03-22 (15 January – 3 June) – day time – 50% – Campus
Application Deadline: 2017-10-16
Enrolment Code: UU-69515
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Higher education 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
- Assignments will be handed in through Studentportalen
- Assignment 1: DRIVER AND IMPACT POSTERS
Useful information 2018:
Powerpoints from Lectures in Module 1:
Cecilia’s weather websites from 17/01 lecture:
Or for precipitation: se.baltrad.eu
Unofficial Get Together
Welcome to Climate Change Leadership 2018! For a little mingle/ get together/ test the nations we are meeting on Wednesday 24/01 at 17.00 in V-Dala nation. Let us know if you need some help with your nation card!
We are organising a voluntary film (and pizza) night. Information to be updated here and facebook!
Climate Anxiety Forum
Dealing with Climate Change can sometimes be difficult and depressing. It helps to talk to others and find ways to cope with these feelings. Biweekly meet ups on Tuesdays will be organised throughout the spring term. Talk to Laila after class if you would like to join in!