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Tackling Environmental Challenges for a Sustainable Future

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

4 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Unsustainable energy consumption is a major problem. We are producing plastic waste that threatens oceans and other natural resources. What can we do to address the environmental problems facing our planet? This course will help you understand how the environment is studied, and how research at York can be used to solve environmental problems. This course will help you reflect on the importance and role of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Course Overview

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Case Based Learning

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Instructor-Moderated Discussions

Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Explore major environmental challenges and how we investigate them

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Evaluate the importance of interactions between people and the planet

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Investigate potential sustainable solutions to major environmental problems

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Reflect upon the need for a sustainable future and the role of the Sustainable Development Goals

Target Students

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This course is designed for anyone interested in how research is informing our knowledge of global environmental issues and potential solutions

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The course will be particularly useful for final year school students who are considering studying an environmental course at university

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It will also appeal to anyone with an interest and with a general understanding of issues surrounding environmental issues.

Course Instructors

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David Rippin

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David Rippin is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and a glaciologist. His research focuses on understanding how glaciers move and how their behaviour is affected by climate change.
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Brett Sallach

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Brett is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York and studies the fate and effects of emerging pollutants in the environment.
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Karen Parkhill

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I am an Associate Professor in Human Geography with an expertise in public and stakeholder attitudes to energy and environmental risk issues (e.g. climate engineering and climate change).
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Joshua Kirshner

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Joshua Kirshner is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in University of York’s Department of Environment and Geography. My research focuses on urban development and climate planning and energy.

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