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Module 7: Environmental Justice

Ecologise has consistently driven home that humanity needs to prepare for unprecedented environmental, economic and socio-political upheaval and uncertainty in the 21st century. In this new series, we showcase free short-duration online courses that focus on these various emerging crises and possible responses. Created by the world’s leading universities, they offer a good starting point to explore these complex challenges.

Note: The courses listed below have been selected from a large and growing list of free online courses, aimed at learners of all levels, and available in various formats. We urge the reader to explore the various options on offer online before selecting one that suits you.

Free online courses to understand the key challenges of our times

Module 7: Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice
Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environment management
Created by: University of East Anglia
Hosted by: Future Learn

Taught by: Adrian Martin

Why join the course?

This free online course will help you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems, and that sustainable environmental management requires attention to justice.

How long will the course last?

This course starts on 16th October, runs for 5 weeks and expect about 4 hours of study each week.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who are already working on environmental problems or are familiar with environmental issues.

Understand environmental injustices

Over 5 weeks, we’ll look at deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues, asking questions such as:

● Can we manage tropical forests to increase timber revenues and carbon stocks, while ensuring that the people who live in them can fulfil their own subsistence needs and vision of a healthy ecosystem?

● How can protected areas strike the right balance between contemporary global interests in species conservation, local interests, the needs of future generations and rights of nature?

We’ll show that sustainable environmental management requires attention to justice – that we need to strike the right balance between the needs, interests, rights and aspirations of various stakeholders today, and those of both nature and future generations.

Learn with UEA’s Global Environmental Justice Group

You’ll learn with the University of East Anglia’s Global Environmental Justice Group – an interdisciplinary mix of scholars interested in the links between social justice and environmental change.

Through a series of films shot in Africa, Asia and Latin America, you’ll meet environmental activists and find out how justice can be a powerful motivator for environmental action.

You’ll share your own experiences with other learners around the world, thinking about how you can put academic theory into practice, through course discussions, quizzes and assignments.

The course will give you a taste of UEA’s MSc in Climate Change and International Development and MSc in Environment and International Development.

VIEW: Course webpage on Future Learn

Free online courses to understand the key challenges of our times

Module 1: Climate Change – Challenges and Solutions  

Module 2: Energy – Fossil Fuels And Our Future

Module 3: Water – Scarcity, Contamination, Conservation 

Module 4: Soil Fertility & Food Security 

Module 5: Biodiversity & Species Extinction

Module 6: Exploring Sustainability in the Indian Context


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