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

Ongoing 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.


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The self-study open online course was released December 2022, with updates released December 18, 2023

Enrollment closed »

The Uppsala University learning plaform Studium course run will start January 15, 2024, enrollment now closed

Photo showing a black box like house-like structure in a snowy alpine landscape (Kranj, Slovenia)

Photo: Rok Romih



Connecting with educators and other learners

This is the CEMUS MOOC team of educators that are working on the course.

Daniel Mossberg
Lead Educator CCL MOOC 2016-2017 and 2022-2024
Lead Outreach Coordinator and Educational Coordinator CEMUS

Francis Rogers
Lead Educator CCL MOOC 2022
Course Coordinator Alumni CEMUS

Aster Tommasini
Lead Educator CCL MOOC 2022
Course Coordinator Alumni CEMUS

You can connect with other learners through the comments section through the course run on Uppsala University’s studium page Climate Change Leadership (opens January 15, 2024), on Twitter @cclmooc, use the hashtag #cemuscclmooc and in the open Facebook group

Sign up for updates and contact

Here you can sign up to receive updates about CEMUS Climate Change Leadership MOOC that will launch December 18, 2023 (self-study version) and the fourth course run on Uppsala University’s Studium (Canvas) page January 15, 2024:

If you have any further questions please contact Daniel Mossberg, Lead Outreach Coordinator CEMUS, at or phone +46-730650228.

You can also connect with CEMUS on social media, Twitter @CEMUSUPPSALA, Facebook and, LinkedIn and Instagram

Archive from the first and second course run 2016-2017.