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ENLIGHT courses for students on Climate Adaptation and Environmental Problems

25 October 2023

The European University alliance ENLIGHT offers courses from different focus areas, to empower learners, teachers and researchers to deal with complex sustainability issues. In the domain Climate Change, there are two interesting courses for which students from ENLIGHT partner universities can apply now.

ENLIGHT courses

Adapting to Climate Change: Ecosystem Services of Urban Green Zones

Host: Uppsala University
Course dates: 13-31 May 2024 (Onsite week 27-31 May)
Apply by: 15 november, 2023

During the course, a wide range of ecosystem services that urban green zones provide will be explored, and possibilities to manage urban greenery in order to maximise provided services for the benefit of citizens will be studied. The course investigates climate change's impact on cities (such as heat waves and heat islands) and the mitigating role of urban green areas in relation to that, with a specific focus on health security and safe microclimate formation for local inhabitants.

Topics covered in the course include ecology and biodiversity of urban green areas, municipal inventory systems for urban vegetation, planning and management of urban greenery, as well as related legislation and policies in Sweden and the EU. Furthermore, the course will cover related global health aspects, social inequality, cultural aspects, microclimate formation, air and water quality impact, and climate change mitigation in relation to urban green areas.

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Complex Solutions to Environmental Problems

Host: Comenius University Bratislava
Course dates: 19 February - 24 May 2024 (Onsite week: 13-17 May)
Apply by: 15 november, 2023

Global and local environmental problems and comprehensive insight into their solutions. The carbon cycle, CO2 and carbon footprint in terms of energy flows on earth. Comparing the carbon footprint of different processes, unconventional solutions.

An overview of atmospheric, water, and soil pollutants and their effects on the environment, living organisms and humans. Synergistic and specific effects resulting from the combination of pollutants. Fundamentals of environmental toxicology, including the necessary analytical methods. Basic principles of environmental management, pollution control vs. sustainable development, environmental audit.

Selected environmental and energy laws and the main points of European environmental and energy policy and the possibilities of their implementation into practical economic life. An overview of the complex environmental impacts of various economic sectors (energy, industry, transport, agriculture). Overview of the best and other available technologies for environmental protection according to types of pollution and individual sources of pollution.

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Last modified:25 October 2023 4.03 p.m.

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