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Course Description

Code4 X991066
NameSustainable development in changing climate, what has it to do with me?
Credits5 ects
- knows basics of climate change and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
- understand the systemic nature of action on climate change, their magnitude and holistic implementation and their long-term societal importance
- are able to assess critically information sources on climate change and also understands deliberate misleading
- knows the Human Security approach and is capable to preliminary assess the impacts of the measures in a pre-selected context (related to one's own work, hobby or similar)
Content- Reliability of the climate change information and the IPCC
- Greenhouse effect
- Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation:
If emissions increase as in recent years, average warming will rise above 2 ° C in about 10 years, and activated tipping points will increase average warmth by 5-6 ° C in a century, causing body temperature rise above 42 ° C for billions of people.
It is possible to stop temperature rise below 2 ° C in 30 years by using known technologies. This requires reducing emissions and strengthening carbon sinks.
The introduction of sustainable technologies requires systemic changes such as a carbon tax. The magnitude of the change is comparable to post-war reconstruction.
What should be done at the individual, organizational and societal level? Pressure on politicians and companies. Preparing for extreme weather events.
Widespread measures affecting society have been under way for a long time
- Human Security Approach (people centered, true knowledge and impact assessment)
- Ex-ante impact assessment of the measures, presentation of the method and exercise
Requirements- Online study and online exam
- Submission of the preliminary impacts assessment of the planned measures
Grading ScalePassed - 0
Course materialContent, materials and links to external resources (all in Moodle)
Other Considerations
Kajanus Miika


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