Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 credits

Autumn 2021, 100%, Campus, Daytime

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Start date: 30 August 2021

End date: 16 January 2022

Application Deadline: 15 April 2021

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 specially invited guest teachers and the Zennström visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, combined with interactive workshops, gives 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 2020

“Where are you stuck?

What is keeping you there?

How can you distinguish between distractions and the work that needs to be done?”


These are questions we can ask ourselves as we move along a climate change leadership journey. Who do we choose to be in these times? How do we understand the magnitude and injustice of climate change atrocities? How do we embrace their complexity?

Welcome and thank you for signing up to join us for this year’s Climate Change Leadership in Practice (CCLIP) course at CEMUS, Uppsala University.

When we convene in September, we will start our journey together with four intensive weeks at Uppsala University, with a host of workshops and lectures – with voices from both near to Sweden and far – giving a range of perspectives on the complex issues relating to climate change leadership. We, like you and like our visiting speakers are hoping to stay with the trouble as we explore together what actions, what ways of thinking and what ways of being might best speak to the moment that we are in.

The first four weeks are but a prequel and period of preparation however, as you will then invest your time from October to December in a work of climate change leadership in an area of your choosing, either in Sweden or elsewhere in the world. During this, the second stage of the course, you will continue to report back and reflect with fellow students, course coordinators and other teachers. The course ends with a creative summary of your leadership work and your journey and exploration of climate change leadership.

Perhaps you are already engaged in leadership work that you would like to continue this course, or perhaps you are seeking to find this through the course. Both starting points are welcomed, and we encourage you to begin thinking about what leadership work might look like for you. There will be ample opportunity to continue this enquiry during the course.

We have and will continue to work hard to create the best course and environment possible and we invite you to come and create, explore and learn with us. We encourage you to engage deeply and meaningfully with these studies and the opportunity to work in parallel with your peers. The truth of climate change is not an easy truth, but we hope that together and separately we can focus on and develop our need for justice, diversity and humility in the field of climate change leadership.



Naomi Terry and Matt Tuggey (May 31st 2020)

Course Coordinators 

Course Information 2020 

Course Essentials 


Course information from previous years can be found here.