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Jul 3rd 2017

Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ. Climate change is the biggest global challenge the human race has ever faced. Our insatiable demand for energy from fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere, and in turn changing our climate. Climate change is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, our food supply, economy and society. These changes will accelerate over the next few decades
In this subject you will explore the impacts of climate change; why we should care about them, the science that underpins our understanding and how we can fix the problem before it’s too late.

Average: 8.6 (13 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Learn the fundamentals of environmental studies as you explore global and local communities and determine solutions to environmental challenges. This environmental studies course is intended to introduce you to some of the basic principles in environmental studies, and how those are manifested in urban, rural and natural areas throughout the world.

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Jun 26th 2017

In this course, featuring many researchers at the University of Zurich, you will learn about the amazing diversity of biological organisms in the world around us. You will discover the field of "biodiversity science", experience the countless forms that biodiversity takes, look at the values and importance of this diversity, understand the processes that create and maintain diversity, and hear about how biodiversity is distributed across the Earth. You will also experience how biodiversity is threatened, and what conservation, management, and individual actions can do for its protection. Having been equipped with such knowledge through the course, we encourage you to take action, however small, to positively influence the future of biodiversity, and thereby become a Biodiversity Ambassador.

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Jun 26th 2017

L'ambition du cours est de confronter ses participants aux enjeux techniques, économiques, sociaux et environnementaux du XXIe siècle. Ces enjeux sont par nature très fortement couplés et complexes. Ils exigent une approche interdisciplinaire, afin d’adopter un vrai questionnement, au delà des préjugés et des idées reçues.

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Jun 26th 2017

This course presents the principles of evolution and ecology for citizens and students interested in studying biology and environmental sciences. It discusses major ideas and results. Recent advances have energised these fields with evidence that has implications beyond their boundaries: ideas, mechanisms, and processes that should form part of the toolkit of all biologists and educated citizens.

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Jun 19th 2017

This course will provide you with an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today. You will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, we will discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections. Successful international strategies and programs promoting human health will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key actors explored.

Average: 3.3 (19 votes)
Jun 19th 2017

Cleaning up the large number of groundwater contamination sites is a significant and complex environmental challenge. The environmental industry is continuously looking for remediation methods that are both effective and cost-efficient. Over the past 10 years there have been amazing, important developments in our understanding of key attenuation processes and technologies for evaluating natural attenuation processes, and a changing institutional perspective on when and where Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) may be applied.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Jun 19th 2017

This course teaches you everything you need to know about energy, the environment, and at least a number of things in everyday life. It starts by talking about energy itself and where it comes from. This includes how much we have, who has it, who uses it, and what that all means.

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Jun 19th 2017

How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to helps us understand better how to initiate positive change.

Average: 5.8 (6 votes)
Jun 19th 2017

Al finalizar este curso serás capaz de diseñar y ejecutar campañas para productos, servicios o iniciativas relacionadas con algún tema ambiental, así como también de crear propuestas de valor para cualquier producto o servicio con criterios de sostenibilidad ambiental, es decir, generando el mayor valor para la marca y el menor impacto posible en el entorno.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Jun 15th 2017

El curso pretende proporcionar una formación inicial sobre el diagnóstico y gestión (prevención y reparación) de los daños medioambientales derivados de las actividades económicas. Se tratarán los marcos legales que regulan la responsabilidad medioambiental empresarial y algunas herramientas técnicas para el análisis de riesgos ambientales y la gestión ambiental (sistemas ISO 14001 y EMAS).

Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Learn how to solve the ‘Rubik’s cube’ of systems thinking and how it’s applied to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems! Have you ever considered how many aspects of food production affect the natural environment? Every aspect needs to be considered in attaining the future goal to produce enough food for the growing population while at the same time preserving our planet. It’s as difficult as solving a Rubik’s cube; changing one aspect may affect the environment in a major way.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jun 12th 2017

Le cours propose une lecture de l’environnement urbain en Afrique à travers les thématiques les plus pertinentes pour mesurer le niveau de développement d’un pays : eau et vie urbaine, assainissement (eaux usées et pluviales), gestion des déchets solides, agriculture urbaine. Après avoir analysé les différents enjeux de celles-ci, nous aborderons les liens entre environnement urbain et santé.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Jun 5th 2017

Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. This course draws on the Journey of the Universe Conversations, a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists.

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Jun 5th 2017

The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

Average: 8 (4 votes)
Jun 5th 2017

Fires impact people, property and the environment in all countries around the world. In some cases, the resulting losses are extraordinary, causing hundreds of deaths, widespread damage to property and contents and significant impacts on the environment.

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May 25th 2017

Conoce los efectos de las políticas agropecuarias de América Latina y el Caribe, usando la plataforma AGRIMONITOR, desarrollada por el BID, para ayudar a analizarlas. Como consumidor, seguro conoces muy bien el costo de todos los alimentos que ingieres a diario. Pero, ¿sabes por qué tus alimentos tienen ese precio y por qué éste es diferente al de otros países? Pues son las políticas públicas agropecuarias, las que los determinan, entre otros factores. ¿Y sabías, además, que estas políticas también inciden de manera muy importante en la seguridad alimentaria y el cambio climático?

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May 15th 2017

Qu'est-ce que le climat et comment peut-il changer ? Agir en réduisant les émissions de gaz à effet de serre ? Agir en s'adaptant aux changements climatiques?

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May 15th 2017

En application de la convention d’Aarhus et de l’article 7 de la Charte de l’Environnement, les citoyens ont le droit d’être informés et de participer à l’élaboration des décisions publiques ayant une incidence sur l’environnement.

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May 8th 2017

Learn how to understand your soil and explore global environmental soil issues by becoming a citizen scientist. Where can you find all sorts of useful and important information about your environment? You might be surprised to know it’s beneath your feet, in the soil. On this course you will discover interesting things about your own soil and become part of the new GROW Citizen Observatory European-wide community.

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