Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Our planet is in danger. The climate crisis isn’t coming. It’s here. We’re already seeing the effects of rapid climate change all over the world. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere are destroying our ecosystems. Humans are the biggest cause. But that means we’re the solution, too. There are solutions, and we can all do something towards making them happen. Taking action right now is what the planet needs. Discover what’s really going on with climate change– the causes, the impacts, why it matters, and what you can do to make a real difference for a better future. There is hope for change if we all act now. Sign up today to our free Climate Solutions course, tailored specifically for learners in Egypt.
Climate Solutions: Egypt
Examine the impact of climate change and climate justice
Climate change is the biggest global challenge of the 21st century.
On this five-week course from the University of Edinburgh, you’ll examine the impact of climate change and climate justice, investigating discrepancies between those responsible and those most affected by climate change.
Beginning with global climate challenges, you’ll then focus on the effects of climate change in Egypt and learn how young people can drive action in the fight against climate change.
Investigate concepts of climate science
Guided by experts in climate policy, you’ll be presented with critical scientific facts, gathered from thousands of climate studies.
You’ll learn how climate models are developed to predict the future before delving into the climate of Egypt and understanding how it has changed in recent years.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to discuss climate change in global and local contexts, using your enhanced climate literacy.
Learn how to manage climate risk
Building on your learning from previous weeks, you’ll examine how to assess and manage climate risk and discuss how communities can mitigate or adapt to climate change.
You’ll address climate hazards and learn how to assess risk using tools such as the risk triangle and hierarchy of responses, helping you develop strategies to counter risks in context.
Explore global climate solutions and climate action
On the final week of this course, you’ll investigate climate solutions and how to get involved with positive climate action.
You’ll be introduced to sustainable development goals, carbon footprinting, and climate activism.
With the knowledge, tools, and strategies you’ve encountered during this course, you’ll be able to start a climate change conversation and take steps to make a difference in your community.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain what global climate change is and how to address it.
- Summarise the science, policy and business contexts of global climate change.
- Describe the current climate of Egypt and how climate change has already impacted, and will continue to impact, Egypt.
- Identify how everyone, including young people, can take action and drive others to act on climate change solutions.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who wishes to further their knowledge of climate change in global and local contexts, with a particular interest in the impact of climate change in Egypt.
It will be particularly beneficial for students at college and university in Egypt who want to develop their understanding of current climate risks and challenges at a local level.
Collaborating to accelerate climate action. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, ECCI is a leading centre for research, teaching, policy and practice for climate action, and a centre of excellence within the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. Established in 2010, ECCI has consistently worked towards a climate-neutral Scotland and the wider world.
Every organisation has a role to play in helping to address climate change. The Climate Solutions Network offers in-depth courses designed for the Director & CEO level. The Network is a partnership between the Institute of Directors, University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh, and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
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