Climate Change

Climate Change

“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.” The World Wildlife Fund Would you like to know more about Climate Change? Want to add to your CV by taking a course about climate change? Do you want to find out more about how you, as an individual, you can make a difference?

The HERA, climate change 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 re-duction 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. “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilization and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon” David Attenborough…

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.

Please Note:
Course enrolment for this block is now closed…

  • Classes commence remotely via Zoom, Wednesday 28/04/2021, 18:30 – 20:30 for 5 weeks until 26/05/2021.
  • View our speedy guide to Zoom here
  • Click here to download the Climate Change evaluation form. Please email completed form to

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Classes are run by Harris Education and Recreation Association HERA