Tackling Environmental Challenges for a Sustainable Future (FutureLearn)

Tackling Environmental Challenges for a Sustainable Future (FutureLearn)
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Tackling Environmental Challenges for a Sustainable Future (FutureLearn)
Discover how environmental research can inform how we respond to and solve the major global environmental issues of today. Explore sustainable solutions to environmental issues like changing glaciers. Our energy use is unsustainable, we’re producing waste plastic that’s endangering oceans, and large parts of the natural world are disappearing. We know our planet is facing huge environmental challenges, but what are we doing to solve them?

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On this course, you’ll discover how the environment is studied and learn how research at the University of York is helping to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

The course will encourage you to reflect on the importance of a more sustainable future for our planet and will introduce you to the role the Sustainable Development Goals can play.


What topics will you cover?

- Changing glaciers

- Protecting our oceans

- The environment and development

- Energy and Society


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Explore major environmental challenges and how we investigate them.

- Evaluate the importance of interactions between people and the planet.

- Investigate potential sustainable solutions to major environmental problems.

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


Who is the course for?

There has never been a more important time to study the environment. This course is designed for anyone interested in how research is informing our knowledge of global environmental issues and potential solutions.

The course will be particularly useful for final year school students who are considering studying an environmental course at university. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest and with a general understanding of issues surrounding environmental issues.



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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.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.