We are now accepting registrations for the The Parliaments and Climate Change course scheduled to begin August 1, 2011! Please register here now!
Organizations such as the World Bank, bi-lateral agencies, civil society groups, and indeed parliamentary organizations have acknowledged the significance of climate change and are taking active steps towards educating the parliamentary community on the nature, impact and opportunities for effective policy change. Recognizing that a major challenge on moving forward to educate constituents, support local legislation, and internationally reduce greenhouse gas emissions is access to knowledge, this introductory course seeks to provide an examination of the impacts of climate change on social and environmental development and their direct correlation to the economic sustainability of a nation in the long-term. The Parliaments and Climate Change module covers the foundation of the science of climate change by introducing the concept of greenhouse gasses, improving the understanding of climate systems and encouraging more responsible environmental behavior through fossil fuel, forestry and agricultural activities. Learners will discuss what actions can feasibly be taken to minimize the harm and maximize the benefits within a community, country or region while also decreasing the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Finally, the module will discuss climate change in the international political arena and the role for parliamentary institutions in reducing the impact and effect of climate change.
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