Climate Breakdown - What do we want governments to do?
What you'll learn
- What action we want from governments to manage climate breakdown
- What we're likely to get from them
- How we can bring hopes and realities into closer alignment
- There are no prerequisites for studying this course
- But it would be helpful if you've studied our earlier courses in this series
This is a short course where you will learn about what action we want from governments to manage climate breakdown, what we are likely to get from them and how we can bring our hopes and the realities into closer alignment. The course has been written for anyone who has an idea of the scale of the environmental problems we currently face but who wants to make sure that:
governments tells us the truth about man's impact on the climate and what they know of the issues and solutions;
governments put in place the policies that will allow this to happen; and
they all recognise the urgency of the position and act now.
By the end of the course you should be able to identify what we need from our governments if we are to avoid the most severe and catastrophic effects of climate breakdown. You will also understand what we need to do to “encourage” governments to make the necessary changes.
The course was put together in the summer of 2020. The fast moving events of 2020 and the start of 2021 with the global Covid-19 pandemic and the increasing number of indicators of climate breakdown are not reflected in the content but the issues discussed and the solutions offered remain relevant and urgent.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to take some action over climate breakdown but does not know where to start
- Anyone who has heard about climate breakdown and would like to understand the role of governments
Richard is an environmental educator who wants to make sure everyone has access to the information they need to help them understand the scale of the environmental challenges we face.
He is currently working on a suite of courses covering the basics of climate breakdown using his extensive knowledge of the topic built up over many years. Richard has developed environmental management courses for business and has delivered these and other courses to many delegates over the last 5 years. In addition, he is an Associate Lecturer with The Open University in the UK where he has worked for 15 years; and he is an examiner for environmental certificate and diploma courses with NEBOSH, a UK-based, international examination board delivering vocational qualifications in subjects including environmental practice and management.