A 10-week, Masters level accredited course examining in detail how to develop and implement effective solutions at organisational level.

This course aims to build the knowledge, skills and motivation required to take meaningful action on climate change. In doing so it seeks to ensure graduates understand and advocate the need for systems level change, and are capable of driving climate change action through their workplace and other organisational settings.  These skills and characteristics are becoming essential for supervisory, management or directorial roles, whether as part of paid or voluntary work.

This introductory class focusses on four areas:  First it develops a clear moral and economic case for action before developing understanding of climate science, the causes and impacts of climate change and will link these to consumer and government service demand.   It will then explain, across jurisdictions, the legislative and policy opportunities (and threats) for individuals and organisations resulting from government action on climate change.  The final section will explore the broad range of mindset, skills based and technical solutions that learners can employ and how to plan and implement change.

On completing this module, by understanding how take effective action on climate change, students will contribute to broader efforts to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets, including those set by the Scottish government to seeking a 76% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and becoming 100% (Net Zero) by 2045.  They will also contribute to action on SDG’s 10 (Reducing Inequality) 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption) and 13 (Climate Action).