A non-refundable programme fee, in addition to the tuition fee, is applicable. The programme fee, which includes the social programme, is to be paid within one week after registration at the latest, along with the tuition fee.
This course is designed for students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in sustainability and sustainable development. There are no special prerequisites for this course.
Please also visit the FUBiS *free* digital lecture series which offers a broad overview of the programme's academic course offerings: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/online/index.html!
Including a free session of our instructor for the course "Global Challenges - Sustainable Futures", Dr Adrzej Ancygier, on the topic "Climate Protection in the Post-Covid19 World: The Impact of the Butterfly Effect": http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/online/recordings/2020/index.html
Get to know your FUBiS instructor, Dr Adrzej Ancygier (“Global Challenges - Sustainable Futures”) on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/AxP0m8Hhwss
About this course
The course introduces students to the politics, governance, and ethics of sustainability. The key challenges of our time are global by nature. However, the current system of global governance based on sovereign states (often in competition with each other) is ill-equipped to face global challenges such as poverty, climate change, environmental degradation, and availability of resources. While states struggle to provide a sustainable future for their citizens, they are increasingly forced into a logic of sustainability for all people and responsibility for the global commons. This new logic is based on the concept of interconnectedness and the impact of our actions on future generations.
The course examines major current global challenges divided into economic, political, and environmental issues. Climate change is only one of many environmental issues facing our planet, but due to its importance and overwhelming impact, it will be given the main focus of this course. We will not only look at the science behind and consequences of global warming but will also study the two pillars of the global climate governance: the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The analysis of the UNFCCC process will further lead us to review the Paris Agreement of 2015. We will discuss how effective it can be in dealing with one of the biggest threats of the 21st century and whether it can still achieve its goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2°C/1.5°C”.