Climate Change Leadership - Power, Politics and Culture

CCLClimate change leadership is often mentioned in both news media and by politicians themselves, but what does it really entail? What kind of knowledge and skills will future climate leaders need to learn? What kind of political, cultural and psychological resources are lacking in present initiatives?

This course discusses the fundamentals of an effective and functioning climate change leadership in a global perspective. Starting out from an analysis of how climate has changed during the planet’s long geological history and how it plays a central role in the life of the biosphere, the course looks at how these changes have affected different societies and how these societies have responded. Then the societal and cultural causes of climate change are discussed, looking at how the use of fossil fuel has transformed modern societies and cultures. With the knowledge gained during the first parts of the course, a framework for a working climate change leadership is critically looked at from a political, power and societal perspective. The last part of the course tries to apply the framework for a climate change leadership in case based workshops of future scenarios, on a global and local level, working with different strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

Welcome to the course homepage for Climate Change Leadership! Information for the course will regularly be updated here. Please visit regularly to stay up to date. We are looking forward to an exciting semester with you! If you are a late applicant we suggest that you read through the Course Info folder found below. If you have any kind of questions, don't hesitate to drop by our office at CEMUS or write us an email at ccl(a) Sanna and Friedi, course coordinators.

James Hansen’s Blog and Climate Science Updates

Hey Class!

As we are reading Storms of my Grandchildren it is also relevant to check out the updates to the climate science on James Hansen's website and blog, where you can also find loads of other presentations, videos, and information that he has contributed to. Excellent source of information!

Cheers, CCs

Karen O’Brien’s powerpoint 2015-01-19

Karen O'Brien 2015-01-19 (pdf)

Welcome! Climate Change Leadership - Power, Politics and Culture course, Spring 2015!

The roll-call for the course will take place on

Monday, January 19th at 13.15 in room 21:136 at Blåsenhus, von Kraemers Allé 1.

You must attend the registration if you want to take the course.
Don't hesitate to contact us at ccl[at] if you have any questions.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Sanna and Friedi

PS. If you are interested in negotiations you might consider signing up for the Uppsala Model United Nations from Feb 26th - Mar 1st. This year's theme is "Crossing Borders".


Deadline September 9: Work at CEMUS

Course Coordinator Positions Announced – Amanuensanställningar utlysta

Kreativa och utvecklande anställningar som kursamanuenser på CEMUS utlyses. Anställningarna är tidsbegränsade och på deltid. Du arbetar tillsammans med en kollega med en universitetskurs – planering, genomförande och uppföljning – som ett projekt. Sista ansökningsdag tisdag 9 september 2014. Välkommen med din ansökan!

Apply no later than Tuesday September 9 midnight 2014. Read more and instructions of how to apply here: