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Climate Solutions: Mexico

Explore the impacts of climate change with a specific focus on Mexico and the unique challenges the country is facing.

Chichén-Itzá, Mexico

Climate Solutions: Mexico

  • 5 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Open level

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Gain an understanding of climate change with The University of Edinburgh

Though climate change affects the whole planet, its impacts vary significantly from country to country.

On this five-week course from the University of Edinburgh, you’ll explore climate change in the context of Mexico. You’ll gain an understanding of the challenges the country is facing and how it is working to address them.

You’ll also investigate the science, policy, and business contexts of climate change and how people can take action to tackle the climate crisis.

Delve into climate science to understand climate justice

You’ll start by developing your understanding of what climate change is as you learn about climate science.

With this solid foundation of knowledge, you’ll investigate how climate change has global impacts but an unequal distribution. Through this exploration, you’ll unpack who is affected and who is responsible for climate change.

Explore the impacts of climate change

Next, you’ll learn how to use the climate model to look into the future and assess the impacts of climate change.

You’ll then delve into Mexico’s climate to understand how it has already changed and what looks set to change in the future.

Discover the solutions to climate change

With an understanding of the impacts of climate change, you’ll then discover the different solutions to help us mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

You’ll unpack Mexico’s risk management strategies to learn how the country is committed to fighting climate change and pledging to the UN SDGs.

Finally, you’ll discover actionable tips to help you measure your impact and how to take and inspire action.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Our planet is in danger. The climate crisis isn’t coming. It’s here. We are 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 Mexico.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to Climate Change

    • Get Started

      Meet the team who created and run this course, find out what you'll be learning, and introduce yourself to your global learning community.

    • Introduction

      Find out what you'll be learning this week, meet your global learning community, and do a quick quiz to get started.

    • What is Climate Change?

      Learn the basics of climate change and the urgency of the climate crisis.

    • Global Impacts of Climate Change

      Discover what is driving changes in our climate, and the impacts on natural and human systems.

    • Climate Justice

      Learn more about who is most affected by climate impacts, and who is responsible. Discover why climate justice is key to tackling the climate crisis.

    • Knowledge Check

      Reflect on what you've learned about climate change.

  • Week 2

    Climate Science

    • Introduction

      Find out what you'll be learning this week, and do a quick quiz to get started.

    • It's Only Natural... Isn't It?

      Find out more about the drivers of climate change, and how the carbon cycle works.

    • Our Changing Climate

      Discover how scientists study the climate and how greenhouse gas emissions have changed over time.

    • Knowledge Check

      Reflect on what you've learned about climate science.

  • Week 3

    Climate Change Impacts

    • Introduction

      Find out what you'll be learning this week, do a quick quiz to get started, and take some time to reflect on what we've covered so far.

    • Our Future Climate

      Find out how data, models, and supercomputers can help us to understand what the future of our climate might hold.

    • Mexico's Climate

      Learn more about the past and future of Mexico's climate. Analyse changes in your hometown, and discuss your experiences of climate change impacts.

    • Knowledge Check

      Reflect on what you've learned about the impacts of climate change.

  • Week 4

    Managing Climate Risk

    • Introduction

      Find out what you'll be learning this week, and do a quick quiz to get started.

    • Understanding and Managing Risk

      Learn how we can use tools such as the risk triangle to assess and manage the impact of climate hazards.

    • Mitigation and Adaptation

      Learn how we can use an understanding of risk, and the hierarchy of responses, to mitigate and adapt to changes in our climate.

    • Knowledge Check

      Reflect on what you've learned about managing climate risk.

  • Week 5

    Global Climate Solutions

    • Introduction

      Find out what you'll be learning this week, and do a quick quiz to get started.

    • Who Shapes Climate Solutions?

      A look at the key players in shaping and acting on climate solutions, and international climate change policies and agreements.

    • Climate Change and Development

      Discover how climate change and development are connected, and take a closer look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals - "a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".

    • Measuring Our Impact

      Our actions and behaviour have an impact on the planet. Discover how we can measure it and the effect of consumerism on climate change.

    • Get Involved and Inspire Others

      Find out what you can do to make a positive impact on climate change, and how you can raise awareness and inspire action in others to help tackle the global crisis.

    • Knowledge Check

      Reflect on what you've learned about global climate solutions.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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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 Mexico and how climate change has already impacted, and will continue to impact, Mexico.
  • Identify how everyone, including young people, can drive action and take actions themselves.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about climate change.

It will be particularly useful for college and university entrants based in Mexico or those with an interest in how Mexico is affected by climate change.

Who will you learn with?

Erika is a climate change researcher and teacher at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with businesses, policy makers, communities and individuals from around the world on climate solutions.

Climate change scientist at the University of Edinburgh; Co-chair of the Just Transition Commission

Chemical Engineer, MSc in Environmental Systems, and PhD in Engineering Science. She is currently a professor in science and sustainability at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey.

Who developed the course?

The University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities and is globally recognised for research, innovation and high-quality teaching.

Tecnológico de Monterrey

At Tecnológico de Monterrey you will develop your professional and human potential through the high academic level, resources and programs of excellence.

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