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This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. We explore the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way. You will be introduced to an approach with which to address this challenge. The approach consists of a facilitated process whereby academic researchers and high-level influential actors within society co-produce knowledge. You will track this process in four Latin American countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and South Africa. You will hear from various professionals about their contexts and the different challenges and opportunities the process includes. This course will cover topics such as facilitation process techniques, energy modeling, scenario building, innovation and policy making. You will have the opportunity to respond to these topics with ideas and reflection from your own context. Whether you are a climate change practitioner, work in development or are simply curious about how climate mitigation is understood, this course will give you insights into the complexity of how countries from the South pursue development goals while addressing climate mitigation. The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, which you become eligible for if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available....

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3 окт. 2016 г.

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


9 нояб. 2017 г.

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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автор: Erik S

18 апр. 2017 г.

A nice course about the MAPS approach and the typical difficulties of natural scientists and mechanical engineers when approaching the political arena and dialoguing with stakeholders. I would like to suggest:

1) to change the name in order to make clear that it is about the specific MAPS approach and not about "climate change mitigation in developing countries" in general terms.

2) to integrate development professionals and some policy analysis / political decision making experts in the revision of the course but also in the MAPS approach in order to make it more effective or relevant for climate governance.

3) to include (more) content about low carbon development and climate change mitigation strategies in some key sectors in the development context in order to increase the benefits for students interested in mitigation.

4) to reduce the parte about the own difficulties of scientists and engineers when interacting with politics and stakeholders.

5) to try to simplify the MAPS approach to make it more accesible to governments and regions in more poor countries.

I hope the feedback is useful. Kind regards and thanks very much.

автор: Roman H

27 мая 2017 г.

The course structure was very good and the real experience cases made the material look alive. Furthermore the essay writing part was very good, as practitioners had to get really involved.

автор: Peter A

20 апр. 2016 г.

I found this course to be outstanding, in terms of: Interest, inspiration, technical content, stimulating new ideas, learning from other course participants, and general enjoyment.

автор: Bhekithemba S

7 янв. 2022 г.

The course has been quite exciting for me, I have travelled a long route throughout the 6 weeks and I have found every section quite fulfilling for me. I did not expect to learn so much about climate change mitigation in such a short space of time. Each section that I went through on my own made me even more curious about learning about something else. I kept learning and learning and I must say I feel I am ready for the final hurdle: the examination!

I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Prof Winkler, all our lecturers and all who contributed in the development of this course. The course is not just a course; it’s a wake-up call, a challenge to all of us to wake up from our slumber land and do something about issues of climate change. I feel I am more armed with knowledge now than I was before. I am more determined to be part of the change now than being a bystander.

автор: Allyson D

14 февр. 2018 г.

I enjoyed the lecturers of this course, but it was not what I expected in terms of content. I was hoping for more applied topics and addressing methods of mitigation, whereas I feel that the course focused on how to develop strategies for mitigation.

автор: Katherine S

30 мая 2017 г.

Not reall a course in climate change mitigation, more a presentation of the MAPs programme.

автор: Abasaheb H

4 апр. 2017 г.

Hi everyone, Thanks v much for this opportunity to understand the Climate Change an burning issue at global level having impact at local level. In this course, I learnt basics of CC and mitigation measures being undertaken in developing countries.

Though the the course and most of mitigation measure focused on sectors like Energy and Transport may be bcoz of their major contributions, there is need to work on other equally important sectors in this regard.

In fact, I belong to Agriculture sector from India where Agriculture is major enterprise in terms of economy as well as employment, however badly affected by impacts of CC leading to food security threats beyond India and developing nations.

I really further interested in mitigation and adoption models or results in Agriculture sector where enough awareness is created and many internationally funded projects are being implemented.

автор: Elvira R V

25 мар. 2019 г.

First, thank you for having the chance to express my warmest thanks for the course(s) I recently completed. This of course had given me the opprotunity to broaden my knowledge on the why and how about the problem enveloping the Climate change. Not only that, where there is a problem, there will be always possible solution. The readings, videos and the forums, enhances my thinking on the so called global warming and who are the best contributors and what might be our next move on the current climate situation. As I one of the contributors in the increase of gas emissions, will be guilty and therefore would seek more and more on how to help lessen this global challenge.

автор: chabalanga n

29 апр. 2020 г.

Thanks alot to the Coursera Team and the MAPS teams for this excellent course. The course is well packaged that has imparted knowledge and skills in me to confidently say Im a Climate Change Practitioner. Im now look up to initiating low emission intervetions in communities of practice where I offer agricultural extension services and I look forward to be part of the Scenario Building Team for my country Zambia. The combination of practical examples of MAPS in developing countries and theories is made this course very interesting and comprehensive. Kindly help me with contact address for course team. CHABALANGA NG'AMBI

автор: Tangem E P

27 июля 2017 г.

This was a very informative and professionally developed course, I probably learnt alot more than expected.

The MAPS approach and the 'modus operandi' will go along way in enhancing my work. I am already thinking of applying the MAPS approach in developing Sustainable Land Management scenarios for the Great Green Wall Initiative that I coordinate. Will like to have contacts with the MAPS team.

My address :

автор: Carlos A

11 нояб. 2017 г.

Great course!! it was very helpful to understand how can we prepare ourselves for the coming years, and how can we influence our Governments and Politics to put Global Warming as a National policy and to address the announced problems in advance. It also taught us a new methodology to work with all stakeholders when trying to reach a common goal, even though some stakeholders could be traditional opponents.

автор: Anderson L C

15 июля 2019 г.

Excellent course. The study of the methodologies for the evaluation of scenarios and their use in the policy of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases is a very positive point.

Certainly the content of this course will make a difference in the professionals who work in the area and especially in the population, who is the initial actor of measures to reduce global warming.

автор: Christopher M I

4 июня 2017 г.

This course was a very enjoyable and informative experience. I learned more about climate mitigation in developing countries and particularly more about the M.A.P.S program. Courses like these provide valuable knowledge for our current and future efforts to combat our changing climate in a sustainable and economically profitable way.

автор: Takahiro O

10 окт. 2016 г.

This course was very comprehensible and I learnt the complexity and excitement to tackle with climate change and economic development at the same time. Episodes from many countries are also introduced by kinds of stakeholders were interesting too. I recommend this course if you're interested in climate change issues.

автор: Vincentius K M

16 сент. 2019 г.

The course was well organized and provided hands on practical experiences of different countries in the developing world. I commend the organizers for a job well done and I recommend the course to anyone that is a climate change enthusiast

автор: Mukesh G

4 окт. 2016 г.

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

автор: Roberto M

24 янв. 2016 г.

Excelent way to understand the mitigation process. Excelent way to evaluate the kwonledge

автор: Madhulika S

19 мар. 2019 г.

It was good experience doing this course, but theoretical base was missing in this course. Showcasing MAPS work from different countries was the best part of this course to get realist example.

автор: Matovu B

15 июля 2019 г.

The course content not only matches current global dynamics for sustainable development, but also increases the zeal and momentum of all people-participants to initiate positive climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies now, then later. The factual and practical case studies are a launch pad for systematic and coherent development of feasible mitigation strategies to boost livelihoods especially in rural communities; who are the most ignorant but extremely vulnerable groups.

автор: Adarsh

30 апр. 2020 г.

The general awe to environment and its changes led me to take an online certified course on ‘Climate change mitigation in developing countries’ from University of Cape town through coursera. It helped me to understand the basics of how the whole industry works and the contributions of developing nations in mitigating climate change for a safe and sustainable future. Moreover, it helped me understand what as a person, I can contribute to the society.

автор: GODFREY I L

23 нояб. 2022 г.

Es un gran curso, muy recomendado. No solo se aprende desde la teoría sino también desde las experiencias prácticas de proyectos nacionales reales realizados por la metodología propuesta de MAPS. Muy recomendado. It is a great course, highly recommended. You not only learn from theory but also from the practical experiences of real national projects carried out by the proposed MAPS methodology. Highly recommended.

автор: Sara B

7 мар. 2020 г.

this course really gives you a good understanding and a complete approach to these important treats of our time: climate change and development. Most important, i think, is the focus on how knowledge is the key for change and that equity is as important as science at the moment of making choices. Thanks to all professors, MAPS workgroups and all people committed in this process and will to change for better!

автор: Liv N

24 мар. 2017 г.

LOVED THIS COURSE! Taking this course has truly shaped how I plan to pursue my career and gave me a much better understanding of the current ecosystem of climate change in developing countries. Everything about this course was just great - I really learned a lot, and even reached out to one of the speakers/professors for further guidance. Thank so much for making this course available!

автор: Alex N K

30 июля 2017 г.

the course has been very informative and provided me with knowledge i can take forward for my own studies. The understand of climate change and its complexity is better understood and reason why there are many sceptical to tackle the issue. the idea of super wicked problem which climate change has clear and how this can be dealt with looking at all interest of stakeholders involved.

автор: Deleted A

28 дек. 2019 г.

In these course many aspects are given of countries where we don't think in the first place concerning mitigation emissions - MAPS -. Thanks to the profs..

One aspect in these course that could receive more attention is 'What's going on on agricultural area'. I found several articles about it that gives me also a view on the problems of CO2... .