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Complexity of climate change mitigation

Climate change and development both involve many complex problems. Each are 'wicked' problems, meaning they defy easy solutions. Tackling both development and climate change together is a 'super-wicked' problem. But we must start by taking a first step to responding to this 'super-wicked' problem. To do this we’ll share our experiments drawing particularly on the MAPS community, which includes Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa. ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 29 min), 4 lectures, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Complexity of climate change and development1 min
Climate change - a super wicked problem9 min
Our theory of change8 min
MAPS 101: the MAPS approach3 min
Reflection and what's next1 min
Reading4 lectures
Meet your instructors10 min
How this course works10 min
What is the MAPS programme?10 min
Week 1: Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Practice Quiz6 min
Semaine
2
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1 heure pour terminer

Mandating and co-production of knowledge

Our approach to mitigation and development is essentially a process that spurs change within a system. The premise is that change happens through co-production of knowledge, which in turn encourages action by actors in a system. We ask the questions: what is the best way to start such an intervention? What could the intervention look like? What are the options for the process design? This week we review the role a Scenario Building Team has to play in supporting knowledge generation....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 52 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Motivating change agents in a system6 min
Designing the scenario building process8 min
Building scenarios for mitigating climate change13 min
Process design in Brazil2 min
Using the Chaordic Stepping Stones process7 min
Reflection2 min
What's next1 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 2: Resources10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Practice Quiz6 min
Week 2 Graded Quiz12 min
Semaine
3
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3 heures pour terminer

Mitigation action research and modelling

Knowledge generated through research can effect change. We describe the models and tools that are available to support the generation of this knowledge. Apart from knowledge related to greenhouse gas mitigation and the costs thereof, we are interested in the positive and negative developmental impacts of moving to a low carbon economy. Emissions and costs are relatively easy to quantify but developmental impacts are less easily quantified. This week, we explore how this challenge can be addressed. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 46 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Types of models10 min
Model selection and sourcing of data6 min
Communicating the model outputs6 min
Who does the modelling?7 min
Building development pathways in Peru6 min
Reflection2 min
What's next2 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 3: Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Practice Quiz8 min
Semaine
4
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2 heures pour terminer

Minding the mitigation gap

What happens when your best efforts are not good enough? We will look at the ‘gaps’ between where we would like to be and where we are.The direction emission trends are headed is a function of everything put into the model (such as population, growth and GDP, and technology). Yet what is required by science is driven by considerations such as how we need to reduce emissions to keep temperature rises below two degrees. This week, in exploring some of the potential reasons for this gap we consider technical reasons and other pushbacks, like vested-interests, political or inherent human behaviour....
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9 vidéos (Total 65 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Defining the mitigation gap: global carbon budget8 min
Developing national required-by-science and equity scenarios8 min
Realising the mitigation gap scenario results8 min
Reasons for the gap: technical perspective7 min
Reasons for the gap: political perspective (part 1)6 min
Reasons for the gap: political perspective (part 2)10 min
Reflection: learning from failures5 min
What's next?2 min
Reading2 lectures
Technical and political examples10 min
Week 4: Resources10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Practice Quiz6 min
Week 4 Graded Quiz12 min
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par MGOct 4th 2016

Super-awesome course that taught me about the super-wicked problem of our time and how to effectively achieve climate change mitigation and development objectives from developing countries context

par CONov 10th 2017

The course has been very insightful to me as a climate change scientist. It has been very detailed and it has given me input that from a perspective that i had not thought of before. Thank you.

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Harald Winkler

Professor
Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

À propos de University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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