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Certificate Programmes

Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs / Climate Energy and Food Security

Climate Energy and Food Security (CEFS)

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide students with practical insights and up-to-date knowledge on the interconnected themes of climate, energy and food security, and to familiarise them with the extent of the challenges facing the Asia Pacific region as well as the global community and some of the possible solutions. The course will encourage students to critically discuss the science, politics and economics underpinning climate change, energy and food security, and to discuss aspects of mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts. Students are expected to prepare for each class session by completing assigned readings.

Students should be prepared to provide perspectives from their home countries related to the nature of the issues under discussion, including the legal and institutional policy frameworks that exist to address these issues.

The coursecovers a range of topics including climate science, climate justice, food justice, hunger, peak oil, biodiversity and climate change, sea level rise, biofuels, renewable energy, global climate change policies, and low carbon society. A certificate will be awarded to the participants upon satisfactory completion of the course, including submission of all assignments.

Course duration

A total of 15 ‘once-a-week` class sessions will be conducted during 27 September 2013 to 24 January 2014. The classes will be hosted on the ground floor of the UNU Headquarter Building in Tokyo.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students should commit themselves to visiting the UNU once a week (on Friday afternoons for two hours from 13:00 to 15:00 hrs.) to recieve the lectures and participate in interactions offered during the entire Course period. The certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete the coursework assignments and attain an 80% attendance rate or higher.

Application Procedure

Send the following required documents via email to  Dr. Brendan Barrett at: barrett@unu.edu. The deadline for applications is 23 September 2013.

  1. Your CV (maximum 3-4 pages) with a recent passport photo.
  2. One-page cover letter justifying your interest in the course and its relevance in your present work and future endeavors.
  3. One relevant publication (if any).

Please note that we receive high number of applications from highly qualified candidates every year. 

Only successful applicants who have submitted the necessary documents will be informed by email.  Upon acceptance, successful candidates will be required to pay a tuition fee of 20,000 JPY on 28 September 2011 after the first session of the course.

Finance and Fees

Upon acceptance, successful candidates will be required to pay a tuition fee of 20,000 JPY per course.

Please note: At the moment, these courses are only offered by the UNU to students or professionals who can commute to the UNU campus in Tokyo (i.e., who are living in the Tokyo area at the time of application). There are no fellowships, travel support, or assistance available for attending this course.

Refund Policy

Please note: At the moment, this course is only offered by the UNU to students or professionals who can commute to the UNU campus in Tokyo (i.e., who are living in the Tokyo area at the time of application). There are no fellowships, travel support, or assistance available for attending this course.

For further inquiry about this course, please contact Dr. Brendan Barrett at: barrett@unu.edu

 


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