This module introduces students to the feasibility, efficacy, and acceptability of natural climate solutions in the Global South. In the context of COVID19 recovery, this approach is timely as governments invest to "build back better". We will explore how the public and private sector can work better together to move away from building fossil fuel-based hard infrastructure that fragments habitats to designing climate-proof, inclusive and nature-positive green-blue infrastructure that reduces risks. This module will build analytical, theoretical, and professional skills -- exploring benefits and tradeoffs of restoring, managing, protecting, and creating lands, safeguard measures, tools to evaluate impacts and plan for a more sustainable future. This elective could be interesting to anyone interested in a career in urban or landscape planning, disaster risk reduction, climate change, engineering, biodiversity conservation, international relations, local government, insurance, or research.
Course Type: 2022-2023 Modules