Climate Change Leadership – MOOC

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Photo of a blue and white mass transit train, Stockholm, Sweden

Mass transit, Stockholm, Sweden, photo by Erik Hansman.

Local climate change leadership challenges

Climate change leadership is something that’s needed at all levels, by people in different situations. In this discussion, you can identify and share a climate change leadership challenge from your own context.


Climate change leadership challenge your facing

Take a photograph (or as plan B, find one online) which represents a climate change leadership challenge that you are currently facing and post it on Twitter #cemuscclmooc Facebook, or the course padlet.

It could be a challenge in your local community or at your workplace. Or it could be a national or even global problem. Of course there are some challenges you can’t take a photo of, because they relate to non-material things, like attitudes or societal problems, but try to find something that relates to your challenge in some way. Here is a direct link to the Padlet.


Then briefly explain the challenge. How does it connect to you and where you are? How are you influenced by the challenge… and how can you influence it? It may help to consider the following questions:

  • Where is it? Who is affected? (For example, does it affect to your community, region, or country?)
  • Does the challenge involve reducing the climate change impacts from an organisation, or is it a case of a community which is particularly vulnerable to climate change?
  • How does it relate to key concepts from this week, such as climate justice, carbon budgets and transformations?
  • How can you influence it?

Use the comments function in Padlet to discuss your climate change leadership challenges. How are they similar or different from each other? Did some challenges strike you as particularly interesting? Are there connections between the different challenges? How can you be a resource for each other?


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