Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP26

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This two-week course, which runs in parallel with the COP26 conference, offers you an opportunity to examine what COP26 is, why it’s important and reflect on how you can add your voice to the call for collective action for a sustainable future. 

You’ll explore the broader context of COP26 and consider other key frameworks such as COP15 (The UN Convention on Biological Diversity) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Throughout the course, we will share ‘live’ insights into the issues being discussed at COP26, as well as responses to the conference themes from children and young people, community groups and ministerial bodies, both nationally and internationally. Using these ‘starting points’, we will invite you to reflect on what you have heard, watched and read and think about what these conversations and issues mean to you. We will provide opportunities for discussion and reflection and will share ideas and inspiration to help us all take our next steps beyond the Conference. 

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in sustainability – and that should be all of us! You may find the course particularly useful if you are involved in education at any level.

There has never been a more urgent need for the world to work together and take collaborative action to secure a sustainable future for people and planet.  Join us and become part of our shared learning community, where everyone, course team included, is encouraged to reflect, share and learn with and from one another during COP26.

Learning for a Sustainable Future: 5-week course

Interested in educational approaches to sustainability? You might also be interested in a 5-week version of this course, Learning For a Sustainable Future, where you’ll explore a range of global, community and school-based contexts and develop an informed personal response to major challenges, such as climate change and gender equality.

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  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    2 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    5 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory
  • Course platform
    FutureLearn
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