School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Climate change and land use are closely related: biosphere carbon represents a significant proportion of total GHG emissions, and land use plays a major role in sequestration, thereby mitigating climate change. Whilst land use change, from forests to agriculture and pasture, has thus been a major contributor to GHG emissions, it has played an important role in improving food society and contributing to economic development. In the face of an urgent need to both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and improve societal resilience to climate change, how can land use be best governed? The area is rapidly evolving, and becoming ever more complex. On this course you’ll be given an introduction to the key issues and sources, to allow you to be more effective in professional engagement with the challenges.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Train to make a difference on a global scale with a degree in international development and the environment. You’ll explore environmental issues in development such as climate change, water security, reconciling development needs with forest conservation, valuing biological diversity and sustainable natural resource management. At the same time you’ll discover the links between the environment, questions of policy, people’s livelihoods and poverty reduction.
You’ll be on one of very few courses in the UK that integrates social and natural science, whilst taking a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of development issues.
In your third year, you’ll spend three to four months gaining work experience abroad. For many students, this experience is the highlight of their time at university. You’ll graduate well prepared to work in one of the many development fields linked to the environment, sustainable natural resource management and rural livelihood improvement.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue. The Water Security Research Centre (UEA) currently offers two professional training courses: Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners and Water Stewardship. The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security. Participants will also substantially develop their networks and resource bases.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice, the course will address multiple dimensions: International policy frameworks on climate change; urban climate change governance; adaptation and mitigation choices and pathways; linking climate change mitigation and development; carbon trade, markets and development; climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies; local responses to extreme events and disasters; sectoral responses (eg water, energy, food and forests).
Taught by a team of internationally-renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists, course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Its interdisciplinary approach ensures students opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through science-based modules on climate change.
The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Climate change has profound implications for developing countries. The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction and NDC implementation in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. The course is designed to equip participants with a deeper awareness of the ideas, opportunities and trade-offs represented by adaptation and mitigation; an awareness that is increasingly needed if effective action on climate change is to be achieved. It does not set out to provide a practical ‘toolkit’ guide for policy and practice but participants leave the course having been exposed to state-of-the-art knowledge to help develop their skills in this field.