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May 29th 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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May 29th 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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May 29th 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: 8.7 (11 votes)
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 22nd 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)
May 22nd 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)
May 22nd 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)
May 22nd 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: 5 (2 votes)
May 22nd 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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May 15th 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)
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

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)
May 8th 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 8th 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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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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Apr 27th 2017

Learn how to work with primary and secondary-level students to help them explore climate change topics through the use of interactive and engaging activities. Our climate is changing rapidly, and now more than ever we need to be ready to act and prepare the next generation to do the same. This course explores the basic science behind climate change and presents the tools to teach it in a positive, engaging and participatory way. The course also introduces some of the ethical and social issues around climate change.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Apr 17th 2017

Learn where we get our energy from today and why we need to change our energy system now, to avoid future changes to our climate. Our ancestors burned trees and whales far faster than nature produced more, gaining good from the energy but causing big problems. Today we burn fossil fuels, which allows us to live well, but will cause even bigger problems in the future.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Apr 3rd 2017

This course is about areas dedicated nature conservation, "protected areas": how they work and why they are so important in maintaining the health of the environment in a fast developing world, and in particular in Africa. It will help you understand the challenges of conservation in Africa and how protected areas can help to deal with it, from the local to the international level.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Mar 21st 2017

El panorama energético mundial, dominado por una demanda creciente de energía a escala global que se sustenta en el consumo masivo de energías fósiles, conlleva importantes retos a los que debe hacer frente nuestra sociedad. Planificar nuestro futuro energético es trascendental para lograr el avance de la humanidad. Sin embargo, no cabe cualquier solución, pues la necesidad de proveer de energía suficiente a una población mundial en constante e imparable crecimiento, debe compaginarse con una adecuada preservación del medio ambiente para seguir aspirando a un futuro sostenible de nuestra sociedad.

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