Climate Change & Sustainability Essentials – 2022 Edition

Develop an informed perspective on climate change, its causes and dangers, and what we can do about it.

First-hand knowledge, from leading climate experts

What you’ll learn

  • Assess the seriousness and urgency of climate change.
  • Recognise the main effects of climate change, their implications for our lives and our children’s..
  • Identify the causes of these changes and the key processes that determine their effects.
  • Identify the critical required actions, on the personal, national and global levels.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • The crisis is now –> 3 lectures • 20min.
  • How did we get here? –> 2 lectures • 12min.
  • What should we do? –> 3 lectures • 22min.
  • Conclusions –> 2 lectures • 15min.

Climate Change & Sustainability Essentials - 2022 Edition


First-hand knowledge, from leading climate experts

Climate change is possibly the greatest challenge of our time, “the fight of our lives” in the words of the UN Secretary General at the COP26. We accept the scientific consensus that climate change is real, and that it is related to human actions. Beyond that – the picture becomes blurry. How bad is it? How fast is it happening? What are the probable consequences, and what can we do to mitigate them?

To take action, we need a clear perspective. We must listen to scientists to develop a more accurate understanding of the key issues, take a stand and make informed decisions.


Our short introduction to climate change includes original talks with the following experts:

  • Dr Friederike Otto Physicist and Climate Scientist, Imperial College London
  • Prof Martin Siegert Professor of Geosciences, Imperial College London
  • Prof Yadvinder Malhi Professor of Ecosystem Science, University of Oxford
  • Prof Timothy Lenton Professor of Climate Change and Earth System Science University of Exeter
  • Dr Gbemi Oluleye Research Fellow in Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  • Dr Matthew Agarwala Environmental Economist, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Tamsin Edwards Climate Scientist, King’s College London

Course coordinator: Dr Yishay Mor

Dr Yishay Mor is EXPeditions’ Chief Learning Officer. He designed this online course based on contributions to EXPeditions by leading climate change thinkers, researchers and scientists. He introduces each of the lectures, sets the learning objectives and identifies the main takeaways.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define key concepts related to climate change
  • Relate the phenomena of climate change to human carbon emissions
  • Identify the major risks associated with human-induced climate change
  • Recognise the actions we need to take

The course includes

  • 5 sections
  • 9 lectures

Course duration

1 hour, 45 minutes

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