Why a Comparative Study of Climate Change?
Explore some of the world’s most productive and vulnerable landscapes to witness how climate change impacts regions differently and how communities are responding to the climate crisis. In four cultural and socio-ecological contexts, you’ll analyze the challenges of working toward more equitable food, water, and energy policies. Examine the problems and possible solutions with researchers, farmers, activists, social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, and policymakers. In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, you’ll meet farmers striving to modernize their agricultural practices and understand how the country, which has few fossil fuels, is embracing renewable energy. In Nepal, you will be uniquely located in a country that is vulnerable to climate change but has numerous initiatives to tackle this global challenge. The course here will offer a chance to interact with numerous experts, communities, and institutions across the Nepalese Himalayas. In Peru, you will discuss and envision a world where traditional cultural knowledge and indigenous epistemologies shape the way we work for a more just and sustainable future.
Explore a Day in the Life of an IHP student!
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- Meet climate justice movement activists in California fighting for social change.
- See how energy and agriculture policy impact local communities in Morocco.
- Examine the complex nexus of food, water, and energy systems in Nepal.
- Learn traditional ecological knowledge systems in the Peruvian Andes and Amazonia.
None, although previous coursework in political science, economics, or environmental science is recommended.