Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP26
The University of Edinburgh
  • Start Date: 01 Nov, 2021
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore global issues during COP26 and be part of the call for collective action. What on Earth could be more important?

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Live at COP26


The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is being held in Glasgow, Scotland between 31st October and 12th November 2021. It will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree and accelerate coordinated global action on climate change.


Be part of the action at COP26


This two-week course, which runs in parallel with the COP26 conference, offers you an opportunity to examine what COP26 is, why it’s important and reflect on how you can add your voice to the call for collective action for a sustainable future.


You’ll explore the broader context of COP26 and consider other key frameworks such as COP15 (The UN Convention on Biological Diversity) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Throughout the course, we will share ‘live’ insights into the issues being discussed at COP26, as well as responses to the conference themes from children and young people, community groups and ministerial bodies, both nationally and internationally. Using these ‘starting points’, we will invite you to reflect on what you have heard, watched and read and think about what these conversations and issues mean to you. We will provide opportunities for discussion and reflection and will share ideas and inspiration to help us all take our next steps beyond the Conference.


Join us and collaborate for a sustainable future


There has never been a more urgent need for the world to work together and take collaborative action to secure a sustainable future for people and planet.


Join us and become part of our shared learning community, where everyone, course team included, is encouraged to reflect, share and learn with and from one another during COP26.


You may also be interested in our 5-week Learning for a Sustainable Future course.


This course is designed for anyone with an interest in sustainability – and that should be all of us!


You may find the course particularly useful if you are involved in education at any level.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has been influencing the world since 1583.

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities, the University of Edinburgh is globally recognised for its research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study there.

Today, the University continues in a spirit of innovation, with world-leading researchers educating the pioneers of tomorrow.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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