Climate Change Leadership – MOOC

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Photo of people in Lima, Peru holding up signs with the different Sustainable Development Goals, Lima, Peru

Sustainable Development Goals, Lima, Peru, by Marco Carrasco, CC BY SA-4.0.

A world we want to live in

In this discussion we’ll try to get a better sense of what the world would look like if we’re successful in our climate change leadership.

… at every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different.Roberto Unger

1. Setting goals

Read this short background: Sustainable development goals: all you need to know and look at this web page: Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive to get an overview. Do think there’s any goals or issues missing? Which goals are the most relevant for you and your climate change leadership work?

Visual poster with the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations

The Sustainable Development Goals © United Nations.


2. A world you want to live in

The question is: What kind what world you want to live in? How would a day in your life look like? How do you spend your time, where and with whom? In which year do you imagine this being? How does the world around you look like? Remember that is how the world would look like according to what you value, care about and believe is right, but it doesn’t have to be an utopian paradise that defies that laws of physics.


3. How could a transition to this world be started?

How could a transition (practical, political, personal from O’Brien) to the world you want live in be started?

Add your thoughts and feelings to the discussion on Uppsala University’s studium page Climate Change Leadership, and if you want to post photos and videos on Twitter #cemuscclmooc, and on Facebook.

For a background to future studies and different ways of thinking about and envisioning the future watch “Re-imagine the Future” by Angela Oguntala at TEDxCopenhagen.


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