Universities and Climate Change: Introducing Climate Change to University Programmes

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Walter Leal Filho
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2010 - Education - 283 pages
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Climate change is a matter of global concern and specific sectors of society such as universities need to engage and be active in the search for regional and local solutions for what is a global problem. Despite the fact that many universities all around the world are undertaking remarkable efforts in tackling the challenges posed by climate change, few of such works are widely documented and disseminated. The book "Universities and Climate Change" addresses this gap. The book pursues three aims. Firstly, it presents a review of the approaches and methods to inform, communicate and educate university students and the public on climate change being used by universities around the world. Secondly, it introduces initiatives, projects and communication strategies undertaken by universities with a view to informing students and other stakeholders in order to raise awareness on matters related to climate change. Finally, the book documents, promotes and disseminates some of the on-going initiatives.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Climate Change at Universities Results of a World Survey
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Chapter 2 Path to the Future for Climate Change Education A University Project Approach
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Chapter 3 Australian Universities Government Research and the Application of Climate Change Knowledge in Australian Coastal Z
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Chapter 4 The Impact of Universities on the Climate Change Process
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Chapter 5 University of Minnesota WaterBased Nitrogen Budget
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Chapter 6 Sustainable Literacy and Climate Change Engagement Partnerships Projects
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Chapter 7 Getting to the Heart of Climate Change Through Stories
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Chapter 8 Climate Change Education in the Curricula of Technical and Classical Universities
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Chapter 13 Malaysian University Students Awareness of Geographic Information Systems
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Chapter 14 Lifestyle Changes Significant Contribution to GHG Emission Reduction Efforts
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Chapter 15 Universities as Learning Organizations for Sustainability? The Task of Climate Protection
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Chapter 16 Using a Spare Time University for Climate Change Education
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Chapter 17 Embracing the Future The Ball State University Geothermal Project
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Chapter 18 Engaged Learning for Climate Change The Perils and Potentials of Collaborative Partnerships and Projects
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Chapter 19 Learning for Climate Responsibility Via Consciousness to Action
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Chapter 20 CO2 Emissions Impact of Sustainable Food Procurement Informing University Policy
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Chapter 9 Interdisciplinary and Interfaculty Approaches in Higher Education Capable of Permeating the Complexity of Climate Ch
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Chapter 10 The Campus as a Classroom Integrating People Place and Performance for Communicating Climate Change
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Chapter 11 How to Educate for a Healthy Climate at a University? An Intergenerational Cooperation A Case Study from Slovakia
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Chapter 12 Targeting a LowCarbon University A Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for the Australian Technology Network of Unive
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Chapter 21 Graduate Studies of Global Change at the University of Latvia
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About the Authors
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Index
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Walter Leal Filho teaches at Hamburg Technical University and runs various international environmental education projects, also being editor of the European Environmental Education Newsletter.