The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP, Tokyo) invites applications for its intensive postgraduate programme on “Building Resilience to Climate Change”.
The programme runs from 15 October to 8 November 2013. The application deadline is 31 August 2013.
The courses of this programme have been developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR).UN-CECAR, a joint initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia, is committed to developing postgraduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, adaptation and sustainability science.
The new courses, which will be held at UNU-ISP (which acts as the Secretariat for UN-CECAR), cover a range of issues on sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics include climate and atmospheric science, impacts assessment, climate and society, ecosystems resilience, risk and uncertainty, integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation, mainstreaming adaptation into development planning and community-based adaptation.
Students also will receive practical training in the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for climate and ecosystems change research.
Student assessment will be based on a research paper, presentations, class participation, and intermediate tests. The courses are practically-oriented and will be taught by a highly qualified and diverse team of natural and social science scholars. Each course is equivalent to a regular 2-credit postgraduate course in Japan. Course credits also can be transferred to the UNU-ISP Master of Science in Sustainability, Development and Peace programme.