The United Nations University recently signed a Letter of Agreement with the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, beginning a collaboration between the two research and education institutions.
One of the first products of this new collaboration will be a six-week pilot course on climate change and international law which will be offered in fall of 2014. This course, which will be held from 6 October to 14 November 2014, will be conducted entirely online and will feature courses by professors and researchers from both UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and UPEACE.
This one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary course will offer both legal and scientific perspectives underlined by a strong human rights component. It is intended for staff members of NGOs, government agencies and inter-governmental organizations, as well as academics, practitioners and students who are working or researching in fields related to climate change and the environment, human rights, international law, development, and migration.
The pilot course will be limited to a maximum of 35 participants. If the pilot is successful, it is planned that this course will be offered twice a year.
See the UPEACE/UNU-EHS Online Programme page for more information.
In addition to the course, UNU-EHS and UPEACE are planning to implement researcher and student exchanges as well as pursue further collaboration on research and publications.