Climate Change Leadership – MOOC

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Further reading and learning

This is a reference list of optional further readings on the themes of Week 1. Please add your own suggestions at Twitter #cemuscclmooc or Facebook, or at Studium.


CEMUS and student-led education

CEMUS, (2022). Season 2 Episode 2 with Sachiko Ishihara, Aster Tommasini, Charlotte Ponzelar and Ewa Livmar, The Critical Interference Podcast.

Hald, M. (ed) (2011). Transcending Boundaries – How CEMUS is Changing How we Teach, Meet and Learn. Uppsala: Centrum för miljö- och utvecklingsstudier i Uppsala (CEMUS).

May, F. (2015). A Hitchiker’s guide to climate change leadership – an educational design research exploration of a sustainability course at Uppsala University. Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, pp. 1-53


Climate change impacts and vulnerabilities

Hansen, James E. (2009). Storms Of My Grandchildren. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

IPCC (2022). Climate Change 2022 – Synthesis Report.

Kevin Anderson’s blog Comment on climate.

Rockström, J., and Gaffney, O. (2021). Breaking boundaries: the science of our planet. London: Dorling Kindersley.

Thunberg, G. (2022). The climate book. London: Penguin Press.

Wallace-Wells, D. (2019). The uninhabitable Earth: life after warming. New York: Tim Duggan Books.


The Paris Agreement

Anderson, K. (2015). Talks in the city of light generate more heat. Nature, vol 528, December 2015.

Earth in Brackets (2014). The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Visual Introduction

UNFCCC (2015). Adoption of the Paris Agreement.

UNFCCC (2022). COP27 – UN Climate Change Conference.


Global environmental history

Corona, G. (2009) “On Nature and Power: Interview with Joachim Radkau.” Global Environment 3 (2009): 262–77.

Malm, A. (2016). Fossil capital: the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming. London: Verso.

Patel, R., and Moore, J. W. (2020). A history of the world in seven cheap things: a guide to capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet. London: Verso.

Steffen, W. et. al. (2015) The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration. The Anthropocene Review, April 2015 vol. 2 no. 1 81-98.


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