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Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. We explore the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way. You will be introduced to an approach with which to address this challenge. The approach consists of a facilitated process whereby academic researchers and high-level influential actors within society co-produce knowledge. You will track this process in four Latin American countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and South Africa. You will hear from various professionals about their contexts and the different challenges and opportunities the process includes. This course will cover topics such as facilitation process techniques, energy modeling, scenario building, innovation and policy making. You will have the opportunity to respond to these topics with ideas and reflection from your own context. Whether you are a climate change practitioner, work in development or are simply curious about how climate mitigation is understood, this course will give you insights into the complexity of how countries from the South pursue development goals while addressing climate mitigation. The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, which you become eligible for if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available.

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Rating 4.6 based on 56 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (today)
Cost $39
From University of Cape Town via Coursera
Instructors Professor Harald Winkler, Harald Winkler
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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developing countries in 10 reviews

If a few concrete information (figures and fact) from developing countries were available, it would have been impressive.

Excellent course with practical approaches, strategies and good examples in tackling with climate change issues in the context of developing countries.

In this course, I learnt basics of CC and mitigation measures being undertaken in developing countries.

Taking this course has truly shaped how I plan to pursue my career and gave me a much better understanding of the current ecosystem of climate change in developing countries.

It explains the issue of how developing countries are facing climate change and on that aspect it presents the information not only the way they deal with it but the obstacles they encounter in the process.

The course is excellent one giving specific outlook towards the problems faced by developing countries.

climate change mitigation in 5 reviews

It taught me a lot about the political side of climate change mitigation in developing countries, and I found this interesting.

Not reall a course in climate change mitigation, more a presentation of the MAPs programme.

I would like to suggest:1) to change the name in order to make clear that it is about the specific MAPS approach and not about "climate change mitigation in developing countries" in general terms.2) to integrate development professionals and some policy analysis / political decision making experts in the revision of the course but also in the MAPS approach in order to make it more effective or relevant for climate governance.

3) to include (more) content about low carbon development and climate change mitigation strategies in some key sectors in the development context in order to increase the benefits for students interested in mitigation.

Super-awesome course that taught me about the super-wicked problem of our time and how to effectively achieve climate change mitigation and development objectives from developing countries context Good course for Climate Change learners I enjoyed very much this course.

Excellent intro to Climate Change mitigation and what has already been done, and how to take forward from lessons learned.

recommend this course in 3 reviews

I recommend this course to everybody that is concerned about this planet earth's future existence.

Interesting course especially in the context of Pakistan learned so much and will recommend this course to others!!

I recommend this course if you're interested in climate change issues.

mitigation in developing in 3 reviews

I learned more about climate mitigation in developing countries and particularly more about the M.A.P.S program.

so much in 3 reviews

Great courses Only 1 week of study and I already got so much that I am excited to talk about MAPS all day long with everybody.

Thank so much for making this course available!

very informative in 3 reviews

This is a very informative and engaging course that highlights the importance of well researched and presented materials for the course participants.

the course has been very informative and provided me with knowledge i can take forward for my own studies.

This was a very informative and professionally developed course, I probably learnt alot more than expected.

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University of Cape Town

Rating 4.6 based on 56 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (today)
Cost $39
From University of Cape Town via Coursera
Instructors Professor Harald Winkler, Harald Winkler
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability