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Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

University of Cape Town via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Climate Change
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. We explore the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way. You will be introduced to an approach with which to address this challenge. The approach consists of a facilitated process whereby academic researchers and high-level influential actors within society co-produce knowledge. You will track this process in four Latin American countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and South Africa. You will hear from various professionals about their contexts and the different challenges and opportunities the process includes.

This course will cover topics such as facilitation process techniques, energy modeling, scenario building, innovation and policy making. You will have the opportunity to respond to these topics with ideas and reflection from your own context. Whether you are a climate change practitioner, work in development or are simply curious about how climate mitigation is understood, this course will give you insights into the complexity of how countries from the South pursue development goals while addressing climate mitigation.

The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, which you become eligible for if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available.

Taught by

Professor Harald Winkler

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Nkonde K
5.0 4 months ago
by Nkonde completed this course.
This is a very interesting course and I encourage everyone to take it. The information delivered is rich and practical and delivered in a very simplified way
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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course discusses how the MAPS teams went about engaging stakeholders and reaching agreement about emissions scenarios and climate change actions. It taught me a lot about the political side of climate change mitigation in developing countries, and I found this interesting. The course doesn't include much discussion of practical mitigation techniques - it is more about the MAPS processes of collaboration and knowledge building.
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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Quite an interesting MOOC. Thought will just audit, but kept interested till completed. Good for professionals and applicable to NAP-Ag plans and implementation especially in sub Saharan Africa ........
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Gaute F
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