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Planet Partners: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together
Explore the different areas affected by climate change
The impacts of climate change are being felt worldwide and across many areas of life. This includes our food, our physical and mental health, where and how we live, wildlife and environmental systems, and political direction.
On this two-week course, you’ll explore how climate change affects different people and places in varying ways and how we, and our world leaders, can take action.
Examine the environmental research
The course is presented by two University of Reading students who uncover what the research shows about the effects of climate change, discuss the impacts, and consider the implications for young people and their futures.
Based on the themes identified by youth delegates who hosted mock COP26, which represented over 140 countries, you’ll explore different aspects of the climate crisis. As you delve into each one, you’ll find out about innovations helping us adapt and the actions you can take to help yourself, others, and the planet.
Be empowered to take action for the planet
Finally, you’ll look at how climate change is being addressed globally, such as through the Paris Agreement, and how you can call on world leaders to do more.
By the end of the course, you will be able to speak confidently about climate change and its impacts, understand how it will continue to affect all areas of our lives, and be empowered to take action.
Learning on this course
If you'd like to take part while our educators are leading the course, they'll be joining the discussions, in the comments, between these dates:
- 13 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
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...
- Describe how the wide ranging impacts of climate change require an interdisciplinary approach to studying them.
- Identify and discuss the effects of climate change on every day life as well as the planet.
- Explore what research is being done to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects.
- Reflect on what action can be taken by individuals and wider community.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in climate change but will be particularly useful for 16-18-year-olds.
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