Forum 5 - Engagement with Climate Change in Higher Education

​Climate change has remained to be one of the severe threats to humanity. Yet, many argue that the scientific, public and political responses to it has remained far from adequate. This is often attributed to various factors such as lack of knowledge, awareness, skills and solutions, leading to attitude problems.
​As knowledge sectors, universities play a key role in taking the lead in knowledge production that can contribute to adapting with the impacts of climate disruption. In relation to this, two central aspects of knowledge production areas are curricular/pedagogical offerings and operational/utilization practices.

In an effort to facilitating engagement with these two areas at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, this 5th forum brings together researchers and creates a platform for sharing knowledge and experience around the aforementioned two focuses.

The sessions in the forum present a range of themes including: the 2 degree target Paris agreement, curriculum innovation, climate pedagogy and reconnecting with climate through weather. The forum invites both students and staff in the two universities.

09:00-09:05 Welcome and Introduction - Kassahun Weldemariam
09:05-09:50 Opening Dialogue: Let's Discuss University Challenges around climate change! - Jörgen Larsson, Johan Larsson, Kassahun Weldemariam, Erik Sterner
09:50-10:30 Air travel - how can it become in line with the 2 degree target? - Jörgen Larsson
10:30-10:50 FIKA
10:50-11:20 Backcasting for sustainability transitions - examples from Challenge Lab - Johan Larsson
11:20-11:50 Reconnecting with climate through everyday weather encounter-a case in early childhood education - Kassahun Weldemariam
11:50-12:40 Making Climate Science Fun and Engaging - Erik Sterner
12:40-12:50 Summary/Final Reflection
12:50-13:00 Quick evaluation of the day
13:00 Closing-Lunch wraps to go with


Arranged by Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV, at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.
Kategori Seminarium
Plats: Läroverksgatan 5, Margaretha Huitfeldtsalen C1 22, Pedagogen, Göteborg
Tid: 2019-02-27 09:00
Sluttid: 2019-02-27 13:00

Publicerad: ti 29 jan 2019.