WEEK 1. Introduction. A historical perspective of environmental challenges. Human activity and the ecosystem. Climate Change and the Anthropocene.
WEEK 2. Industrial exploitation and the global ecological crisis. Loss of biodiversity. Mass extinction of living species at the planetary level. Forestry and the problem of logging and illegal logging.
WEEK 3. Environmental degradation, climate change and global governance: actors, causes and consequences. A brief history of global environmental meetings: from the Rio summit to the Paris agreement. Decision making in climate negotiations.
WEEK 4. Climate justice and human rights. Climate change as a social issue: social inequality, women and indigenous peoples.
WEEK 5. Impacts of climate change on conflicts, migration and health.
WEEK 6. 2030 Agenda and Sustainable development Goals. Is another type of development possible? The welfare state and its role to face climate change.
WEEK 7. Cities, urbanism and climate action. From linear economy to circular economy.
WEEK 8. Technology transfer and climate negotiations. How can technical solutions be extended in developing countries, what needs to be done?. Climate change, agriculture and food security.
WEEK 9. Business and international environmental governance. Greenwashing and global corporate social responsibility.
WEEK 10. The Role of the European Union in global climate action. The European Green Deal.
WEEK 11. Uncertainty in climate science. How can a society collapse? Demographics and climate change.
WEEK 12. New and transformative narratives for climate action. Intergenerational justice: the role of youth and older people on climate action.
WEEK 13. Why we need more social science and international studies research on climate change?
WEEK 14. Conclusions.