The World Wildlife Fund report that we are using 50 percent more resources than the earth can support. If this continues, by 2050 we will need three planets “as our pattern of consumption is unsustainable.” So, what can governments, organisations and individuals do to secure a more positive outcome for Earth and future generations?
This new HERA module aims to explore the challenges we face in this climate change emergency from its beginnings to the present day. The course will follow the United Nations timeline, from the run up to the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s first greenhouse gas emissions reduction treaty, to the Paris Agreement in 2015, where global agreement was finally reached. It will conclude with what has happened since the Paris Agreement and discuss what progress has been made.
The course will endeavour to cover as much ground, in what is a huge subject matter, including how the Scottish and UK Governments are meeting ambitious targets and how the United Nations has galvanised a global response. The sessions will discuss topics like, extreme weather patterns and how water scarce communities in Africa tackle climate change to looking more locally to how Dundee has become a green pioneer. Laterally, the module will look at how individuals can live more sustainable lives by making changes in things like diet, shopping, transport and domestic renewable installation, and the various financial incentives available.
From Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, to Extinction rebellion and the ‘celebrity voice’ we will discuss what is the impact of high-profile climate change activists. Do they help or hinder? Did the world wake up to the rise of the youth activism in initiatives like Climate Change Striking every Friday? Has a global pandemic benefited the planet? Who are the culprits and who are the climate change champions? If you’re interested to know the answers to some of those questions, please come and join us.
|Payment for this block is £43…||
Course enrolment for this block opens 13/01/2021 and closes 20/01/2021…
- Classes commence remotely via Zoom, Wednesday 27/01/2021, 18:30 – 20:30 for 10 weeks until 31/03/2021.
- View our speedy guide to Zoom here
- Click here to download the Climate Change evaluation form. Please email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes are run by Harris Education and Recreation Association HERA