Just in time for the UN climate summit (COP-21) in Paris in December, the Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Sciences (infernum) at Hagen University, Germany has produced a massive open online course in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at Lund University in Sweden. The course has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
The online course focuses on social science perspectives on climate change and features well-known experts and activists in the field of climate justice, for example Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the Right Livelihood Award from Nigeria. Topics covered include the role of non-governmental organisations, the European emissions trading system, land-grabbing, divestment and degrowth.
The video lectures of the course started this week and run until November 23rd. Students who complete a multiple choice quiz after taking the lectures can get a certificate of participation free of charge.
To see the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVFKpPisam8
Anyone interested in participating or just curious can register here: https://mooc.umweltwissenschaften.de