Enrollment is now open for the new Environmental Justice MOOC (a free online course) run by the University of East Anglia and Future Learn. This free online course will help you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems. 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 fulfill 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.
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 12th March, runs for 5 weeks and expect about 4 hours of study each week.
Who will I be learning with?
You’ll learn with the University of East Anglia’s Global Environmental Justice Group – an interdisciplinary mix of scholars interested in social justice and environmental change. You’ll also hear from activists around the world, and you’ll share your own experiences with other learners from many different backgrounds.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for people who are already working on environmental problems or are familiar with environmental issues.