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Plant Based Diets: Food for a Sustainable Future (edX)

When you hear of the enormous global challenges we face, don’t you wish you could actually do something about it? Well, you can! Grab an apple as we explore the science behind Plant Based Diets and discover the impact you can have, by simply ‘going (more) plant based’.

Tourism and Climate Change (edX)

Join this online course and understand how tourism and climate change are inextricably connected. Strategically position yourself, and your organisation, and address the causes and challenges of climate change that we are facing now and in the future. Climate change, global warming, extreme weather, a rising sea level; we [...]

Explorando la Energía Sustentable (Coursera)

Este curso introductorio aborda conceptos de energía sustentable y describe tecnologías avanzadas que pueden sustituir progresivamente las actuales dominadas por el carbón, el petróleo y gas natural, cuyas emisiones está perturbando progresivamente el clima, lo que puede afectar el desarrollo y la convivencia [...]

Introduction to solar cells (Coursera)

How do solar cells work, why do we need, and how can we measure their efficiency? These are just some of the questions Introduction to solar cells tackles. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in solar, [...]

Global Energy and Climate Policy (Coursera)

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international [...]

Planet Earth ... and You! (Coursera)

Earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, ice ages, landslides, floods, life evolution, plate motions—all of these phenomena have interacted over the vast expanses of deep time to sculpt the dynamic planet that we live on today. Planet Earth presents an overview of several aspects of our home, from a geological [...]

Our Energy Future (Coursera)

This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives. This course will cover [...]

Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change (Coursera)

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some [...]

Solar Energy Basics (Coursera)

This course gives you an introduction to the fundamentals of solar power as it applies to solar panel system installations. You will learn to compare solar energy to other energy resources and explain how solar panels, or photovoltaics (PV for short), convert sunlight to electricity. You will be [...]