list 4 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
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En résumé

Explore current evidence linking climate change and public health while learning the fundamental co-benefits of climate change mitigation. Evaluate policies and interventions while gaining hands on experience communicating climate science and health to policy makers and the general public.

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Le programme

Week 1: Week 1 will explore crucial background information for this course, including the scientific consensus on climate change and its known impacts on health.  Students will also review the Lima Decision, where at the 20th Conference of the Parties held in Lima, health concerns were explicitly mentions for the first time as a requirement for countries to consider in their formal policy planning for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Week 2: Week 2 will cover the health “Co-Benefits” of renewable energy and  efficient housing, with a detailed look at how burning fossil fuels impacts air pollution and health.  Students will also explore air quality legislation in India. 

Week 3: Week 3 will focus on the health “co-benefits” of sustainable agriculture, and introduce students to some missed opportunities in agriculture policy.  Students will review the US-Farm Bill, one of the most influential pieces of legislation controlling land management in the United States.

Week 4: The final week of the course will feature the health “co-benefits” of active transportation and smart urban design.  Students will evaluate Sweden’s “Vision Zero” initiative and consider polices that support active transportation and reduced reliance on fossil fuels.  


Les intervenants

  • Jonathan Patz - Director, Global Health Institute

Le concepteur

University of Wisconsin–Madison
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its programs are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service.

La plateforme


Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formations en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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