Basics on climate change to be tackled with an open course


Finland needs a new generation of climate change experts. We are facing such enormous social change that climate change will not be solved by technology alone; instead, each and every field and expert must have a clear understanding of the cause-and-effect relationships involved. This requires a whole new kind of broad-ranging expertise. In response to this, Sitra has joined forces with teachers, experts and students from higher education institutions to create an open course on the basics of climate change – Climate.now. The co-operation involved in developing the course also addresses the resource challenges brought about by educational budget cuts.

The Climate.now package was developed by experts in natural sciences and pedagogy, as well as the arts, and the course videos were produced in co-operation with media students. The course was jointly developed by the University of Helsinki (project co-ordinator), Lappeenranta University of Technology, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Sitra. The University of the Arts Helsinki, Aalto University, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Ministry of Education and Culture are also involved.

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  • 12 Sep, 2016
  • Tuula Sjöstedt
  • climate, climate change, cooperation, education, ilmastonmuutoksen hillintä, mitigation,

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