Weekly study5 hours
Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP27
Explore global issues during COP27 and be part of the call for collective action
The 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 06 – 18 November 2022. It will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree and accelerate coordinated global action on climate change.
Be part of the action at COP27
This two-week course, which runs in parallel with the COP27 conference, offers you an opportunity to examine what COP27 is, why it’s important and reflect on how you can add your voice to the call for collective action for a sustainable future.
You’ll explore the broader context of COP27 and consider other key frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
Throughout the course, we will share ‘live’ insights into the issues being discussed at COP27, as well as responses to the conference themes from children and young people, community groups and ministerial bodies, both nationally and internationally.
Using these ‘starting points’, we will invite you to reflect on what you have heard, watched and read and think about what these conversations and issues mean to you. We will provide opportunities for discussion and reflection and will share ideas and inspiration to help us all take our next steps beyond the Conference.
Join us and collaborate for a sustainable future
There has never been a more urgent need for the world to work together and take collaborative action to secure a sustainable future for people and planet.
Join us and become part of our shared learning community, where everyone, course team included, is encouraged to reflect, share and learn with and from one another during COP27.
You may also be interested in our 5-week course Learning for a Sustainable Future.
- COP27: Setting the Scene.
- Sharing Thinking.
- Working Collaboratively.
- Moving to Action.
- Futures Thinking.
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...
- Investigate the broader context of COP27 and consider other associated frameworks such as The UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Consider local, national, and global perspectives on COP27 through a range of responses to the core themes of the Conference.
- Reflect on the work of educators and communities in Scotland who have been engaged in 'COP27 focused' activities.
- Explore a range of artistic and creative responses that offer engaging and alternative ways into the complex themes of COP27.
- Share ideas and inspiration as to how individuals, communities and organisations can take collaborative action for a sustainable future.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in sustainability – and that should be all of us!
You may find the course particularly useful if you are involved in education at any level.
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