Study Climate Change Policy in the Yukon
Be at the forefront of climate change decision making! Yukon College—Yukon University from May 2020—offers a unique ten-month, part-time, post-degree Certificate in Climate Change Policy (CCPC). The graduate-level program was launched in Fall 2017, and it is delivered online with an experiential component.
The CCPC is designed for mid-career professionals, graduate students, and/or policy practitioners, and is accessible to students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
In four courses and a field school, students explore science, policy, and Indigenous world views to understand the causes, economics, and impacts of climate change, and to learn how to shape contemporary climate change policy. Main topics include climate change science, climate change adaptation and mitigation, policy process, Indigenous world views, governance, strategic planning, leadership, communication, education, and Yukon First Nations core competency.
Students benefit from the experience of multiple guest speakers who are professionals in this interdisciplinary field (see below for biographies of all 2019-2020 lecturers). Instruction is asynchronous, by online lecture, but also includes a weekly online discussion forum, self-directed and team assignments, and readings. The in-person field school takes place in the Yukon and runs for two weeks in an excursion-style format—visiting specific sites and connecting with communities to illustrate climate change and related policy needs and initiatives in the North. Without aiming to complete the certificate, students can take up to two courses individually. This option excludes the field school component.....
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