Local communities and climate change mitigation strategies - Certificate program

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Colorado State University (CSU)
Other organizer:
Village Earth
Date:
15 Nov - 20 Dec 2013
Location:
United States of America (Online)

This course provides an overview of how climate change is impacting the livelihoods of local and indigenous communities and looks at mitigation strategies proposed to combat climate change effects while promoting sustainable livelihoods in local communities.

They will examine the role of science and local traditional knowledge in mitigating climate change. They will look at carbon offsets and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), and they will analyze the international policy context in which these solutions were born. They will critically analyze various mitigation solutions and projects that were undertaken in communities, assess their local impacts, making sure we also capture the community’s perspective.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the variety of issues and challenges faced by organizations, nations, local and indigenous communities related to climate change mitigation.
  • Critically assess the impacts of climate change mitigation strategies on local communities.
  • Understand the role of traditional knowledge in mitigating climate change.
  • Make informed decisions when analyzing carbon offsetting/REDD projects


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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge
Countries:
United States of America
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