Climate and energy - An interdisciplinary perspective

CIVIS, the alliance of 11 European universities of which the University of Glasgow is a member, has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focused on the climate crisis.
‘Climate and energy - An interdisciplinary perspective’ is a free online course that takes learners on a digital tour of Utö, a small island off the coast of Stockholm, to learn more about the climate crisis, its past, its causes and possible solutions. The course has been designed by, and features, academics from 10 CIVIS institutions.

Main topics addressed

  • Climate of the past
  • Reconstructing past climates
  • Carbon cycle and climate
  • Water cycle and climate
  • Biodiversity and climate
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Energy sufficiency and efficiency
  • Is hydrogen a solution?
  • International climate law and policy
  • Policy in action: Marine Protected Areas
  • Counting carbon
  • Behavioral Change

Learning outcomes

Participants will gain understanding about the following:

  • Climate and energy from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities perspectives
  • Climate of the past and how it is studied
  • State of the climate
  • Human impacts on climate and biodiversity
  • Climate change solutions from energy to policy

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the climate crisis and how it came to be from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Compare disciplinary approaches to acquiring knowledge about climate and energy
  • Assess climate change solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Demonstrate disciplinary knowledge about climate and energy beyond their own discipline
  • Collaborate with specialists of other disciplines working on climate and energy

To register please visit the CIVIS website