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Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

Learner Career Outcomes

36%

started a new career after completing these courses

32%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

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University of Cape Town

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Complexity of climate change mitigation

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Complexity of climate change and development1m
Climate change - a super wicked problem9m
Our theory of change8m
MAPS 101: the MAPS approach3m
Reflection and what's next1m
4 readings
Meet your instructors10m
How this course works10m
What is the MAPS programme?10m
Week 1: Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Practice Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Mandating and co-production of knowledge

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Motivating change agents in a system6m
Designing the scenario building process8m
Building scenarios for mitigating climate change13m
Process design in Brazil2m
Using the Chaordic Stepping Stones process7m
Reflection2m
What's next1m
1 reading
Week 2: Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz30m
Week 2: Mandating and co-production of knowledge30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Mitigation action research and modelling

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Types of models10m
Model selection and sourcing of data6m
Communicating the model outputs6m
Who does the modelling?7m
Building development pathways in Peru6m
Reflection2m
What's next2m
1 reading
Week 3: Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Practice Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Minding the mitigation gap

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Defining the mitigation gap: global carbon budget8m
Developing national required-by-science and equity scenarios8m
Realising the mitigation gap scenario results8m
Reasons for the gap: technical perspective7m
Reasons for the gap: political perspective (part 1)6m
Reasons for the gap: political perspective (part 2)10m
Reflection: learning from failures5m
What's next?2m
2 readings
Technical and political examples10m
Week 4: Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice Quiz30m
Week 4: Minding the mitigation gap30m

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