About the Course

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Develop a holistic understanding of the climate-change problem, which can potentially affect all dimensions of life (business, society, environment, etc);
  • Acquire technical skills required to address problems with respect to the varied dimensions of climate change;
  • Identify, create, and reflect upon 'integrated approaches' and appropriate interventions that may lead to taking necessary action and coping with climate change; and
  • Put theory into practice by
    • Applying science into policy making;
    • Exploring the risks and opportunities for business;
    • Formulating sound strategies for adaptation and mitigation; and
    • Understanding the interface between development and climate change.

Target Audience

The programme has been customised for:

  • Development practitioners
  • Policy makers
  • Corporate sector
  • Graduates and mid-level professionals
The participants should have:
  • Proficiency in English language; and
  • Strong commitment and subject interest

Programme Approach

The programme will commence with an introductory videoconference session that will provide an overview of the course structure and the core concepts.

The 12-week programme will consist of four learning modules spread over three weeks each. The duration of each module will be 20-25 learning hours. The programme will be delivered through a blended learning format comprising video-recorded lectures, academic articles and multimedia among others. It will be made available through the Moodle learning management system.

In order to ascertain assimilation, the participants will be evaluated on

  • Participation in activities (20%)
  • - Discussion Forum
    - Videoconferences
    - Participant Feedback

  • Intermediate tests (30%)
  • Final assignment (50%)

At the end of the programme, there will be a concluding videoconference during which a synthesis of the concepts presented throughout the course modules will be provided. The session will also summarize key themes and present the way forward.

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