Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 credits

Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus, Daytime

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Start date: 29 August 2022

End date: 15 January 2023

Application Deadline: 19 April 2022

Enrolment Code: UU-19516 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 65000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 65000

About the course

What would a climate change leadership in practice look in different contexts and places in the world? How can you as a student initiate and lead processes that mitigates emissions and adapts societies to a changing climate?

The course starts with an intense first part in Uppsala where invited guest teachers and interactive workshops give you a background on the complexity of the issues as well as inspiration for what you can work on during the course. The ideas and experiences you bring to the course are also very important in the process. During the end of this intensive start-up you choose, individually or in a group, a practical thematic area you want to work on, in Uppsala, Sweden or internationally. The main part of the course focuses on the actual work with your chosen area combined reports back ‘home’ and discussions with other students, teachers and coordinators at CEMUS (in Uppsala and online). The course ends with a creative summary of the work you have done, communicated at CEMUS Sustainability Festival mid-December in Uppsala.

Take the chance and devote a full semester to learning more about climate change leadership and work for a better world!

Welcome to Climate Change Leadership in Practice 2022

Welcome to Climate Change Leadership in Practice (CCLIP) and thank you for signing up to partake in this year’s course at CEMUS, Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). We (Nicola & Lillian) are looking forward to meeting you on August 29th and learning with you throughout this course. We are excited to have you with us as we explore various climate and leadership concepts and questions over the first stage of the course and then to hear from you about the experience and knowledge you gain during the practical stage of the course. 

We are planning a course centering on themes such as sustainable development, storytelling, systems change, post-truth politics, communication, mental well-being, Muslim women’s activism, activism in the digital age, local initiatives, the Sami, a feminist/queer perspective from the pacific islands and more. We are very excited to learn more through these themes with you and hope that it will be an ambitious and rewarding course which challenges you to look at how different stories, histories, and memories shape and affect different bodies and practices; and why this is important for Climate Change Leadership in Practice.


Nicola Donohoe and Lillian Weaver

Course Coordinators 

Course Information 2022 

Course Essentials 


Course information from previous years can be found here.