The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) in partnership with the UWI Open Campus recently announced the pilot offering of the Certificate of Achievement in Climate Change.
The pilot offering of the Certificate of Achievement will include four CERMES short courses in Climate. This CERMES/Open Campus partnership is aimed at the general public, business people and anyone who wishes to know more about climate change and how it might affect them.
The certificate programme is designed to give participants an integrated summary of climate change to examine its implications for their lives and the world, with the hope that they can contribute to the design and implementation of adaption measures.
The Climate Change initiative targets:
Public and private sector businesses involved in tourism, agriculture, construction, etc.;
- Teachers and other educators interested in expanding their knowledge of Climate Change;
- Other individuals interested in career advancement within the public and private sector;
- Civic leaders with an interest in how climate change impacts their community.
The Climate Change programme will be delivered online and covers the following areas:
Basic Concepts and Issues in Nature and Conservation
- Introduction to Climate Change
- Climate Change Policy
- Sector Responses to Climate Change
The August 2013 pilot offer of the Climate Change programme costs US$500, inclusive of all four courses. The regular offer of the programme scheduled for January 2014 will cost US$1,000.
The programme is scheduled to start in August of the academic year 2012/2013. Applicants seeking more information about entry into the programme should log onto the Open Campus Website at www.open.uwi.edu and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application form,