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University of Edinburgh

Climate Solutions: India

University of Edinburgh via FutureLearn

Overview

Tackle the climate emergency in India

Climate Change is one of the greatest threats we face. The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world, affecting both natural and human systems, and these impacts are expected to become greater in years to come.

On this five-week course from the University of Edinburgh, you’ll gain the knowledge and tools you need to make a real difference and help tackle climate change, specifically focusing on India.

Examine the science and policy of global climate change

The science is now unequivocal that humans are the main driver of the changes we are seeing in our climate.

This course will guide you through the basics of what global climate change is and the ways that we can address it. You’ll delve into the science, policy, and business contexts of climate change, from its history and how we study it to the carbon cycle and greenhouse gases.

Explore how climate change has impacted India

As the global climate has been warming, so has India’s, with its average annual temperature increasing by around 0.7 degrees Celsius in the last century. This level of change has had a drastic impact on the country.

You’ll learn about the different climate zones in India as well as how the country’s climate has changed over the years. You’ll look at monsoon season and how the reduction in rainfall has devastated areas of the country. Then, you’ll explore the future of India’s climate and how further changes could impact health, agriculture, and the economy.

Discover how you can combat climate change

In the final two weeks of this course, you’ll look at ways to mitigate climate risk and things that you can do to help tackle the climate crisis. You’ll also discover actions that you can take to get involved and inspire others to join the fight against the climate emergency.

This course is designed for anyone interested in climate change in an Indian context, specifically college and university students based in India.

Taught by

Erika Warnatzsch

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