Climate Change Leadership and Transitions in Practice

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Climate Change Leadership and Transitions in Practice

Learn more about climate change’s impact on society and how you can lead a wide range of transition processes and practically work with climate transitions within different areas.

Duration: 5 weeks Weekly study time: 4 hours

CEMUS Climate Change Leadership logotype 2022 with Earth lit up by city lights with dawn approching from the eastOngoing and future climate impacts on different parts of society, the attempts to try to build sustainability within planetary boundaries and interconnected international crises’ have created a unique situation concerning the issues’ urgency, complexity and uncertainty. Within this shifting landscape knowledgeable, creative and brave leaders and citizens are necessary to being able to fundamentally change how businesses, regions, municipalities and different organizations work and achieve results.

This online course introduces climate science, climate change’s impact on society, different perspectives on the causes and possible solutions to the climate dilemma, climate justice and international agreements, carbon budgets and different climate scenarios, leadership within different contexts on different levels, key areas for successful transitions and different good examples of climate transitions, the individual’s and the collective’s possibilities and responsibilities, and concrete first steps towards transitions work within your work and local context.


Go to course The course will be released here at this page late 2022 or early 2023 – stay tuned for updates!
Photgraph showing a black box like house-like structure in a snowy alpine landscape (Kranj, Slovenia)

Photo: Rok Romih

About the Climate Change Leadership MOOC from 2016
The Climate Change Leadership MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that CEMUS and Uppsala University offered in 2016-2017 at the FutureLearn platform is the basis for the new release 2022-2023. We have made quite a few changes to the content above and adapted certain feautures.

Climate change creates a situation of unprecedented urgency, complexity and uncertainty, but also opens up new opportunities for innovation and leadership. There are repeated calls for bold leadership and action within politics, business, organizations as well as from grassroots actors. However, the complexity and intractability of current problems may also limit the effectiveness and validity of traditional models of leadership within governance, management and development. Building on the broad spectrum of research and education at Uppsala University, this MOOC explores climate change and leadership from scientific, social and cultural standpoints. Students will learn to identify key arenas for Climate Change Leadership, and apply tools for creating change within their own personal and organizational contexts.

Watch the trailer for the MOOC from 2016

Graphic design, animation, recording and video editing by Ingrid M. Rieser