MOOCS on sustainability from Lund University
Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities
Upcoming session: April 25 - June 5, 2016
Enrollment ends April 30
How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures?
This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-dimensional and radical change – that can effectively direct urban development towards ambitious sustainability and climate goals.
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University is an international centre of excellence on sustainable solutions.
Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia
Upcoming session: January 4 - February 15
Enrollment ends 15 January 2016.
This course will explore greening the economy on four levels – individual, business, city, and nation. We will look at the relationships between these levels and give many practical examples of the complexities and solutions across the levels.
Scandinavia, a pioneering place advancing sustainability and combating climate change, is a unique starting point for learning about greening the economy. We will learn from many initiatives attempted in Scandinavia since the 1970s, which are all potentially helpful and useful for other countries and contexts.
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University is an international centre of excellence on strategies for sustainable solutions.
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Climate Change: a question of justice?
September 28 - November 23, 2015The course “Climate Change: a question of justice?” will be held in English and is free and open for registration now. The MOOC focuses on social science perspectives of climate change and features well-known experts and activists in the field of climate justice.
2015 is a big year for the international politics of climate change. Just in time for the UN climate summit in Paris in December, the Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Sciences (infernum) at Hagen University, Germany has produced a massive open online course in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at Lund University in Sweden. The course has been funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research.
About the course
The actual lectures of the course start on September 28th and run until 23rd November.
The course title is “Climate Change: a question of justice?” and will be held in English. The MOOC focuses on social science perspectives of climate change and features well-known experts and activists in the field of climate justice.
Topics covered include the role of non-governmental organisations, the European emissions trading system, land-grabbing, divestment and degrowth. “We are keen to show that the politics of climate change is more than the international negotiations”, says Dr. Angela Oels, visiting professor at Lund University.
The course is open to all, free of charge and comes with no obligations. Students who complete a multiple choice quiz after taking the lectures can get a certificate of participation free of charge.
Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
Date to be announced.
Questions related to sexuality and reproduction are intimately linked to health, well-being and human rights. In this course, you will gain a unique opportunity to explore the field of SRHR together with participants from around the world, and to reflect upon themes and issues that are of global relevance.
Selected lectures and seminars will be given by our international team of faculty members, who have worked with and lectured on SRHR issues within a broad range of contexts. The course is led by Associate Professors Anette Agardh and Jerker Liljestrand from the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden.