The Postgraduate Certificate in Global Environment Challenges is an online distance learning programme for people working or considering a career at the intersections of policy, real-world practice and/or research in a range of sectors including government, international agencies, NGOs, private sector and academia.
The distance learning programme offers a flexible approach to personal and professional development and can be studied around other commitments, including full time work throughout the world with internet access.
Human activity is increasingly changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate. Humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges as global warming, ecosystem disruption, biodiversity loss and for many increasing difficulty in meeting basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter. As a result, environmental issues are inextricably linked to many aspects of local, regional and global development, health, security and politics.
Environmental challenges can only be adequately understood and addressed by considering how human activity, intentional or not drives environmental change. Similarly, development and health challenges cannot be fully understood and addressed without appreciating their environmental dimensions. The certificate therefore takes an interdisciplinary approach drawing on expertise from across and beyond the University to develop participants’ knowledge, understanding and skills.
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