Registered students are asked to prepare:
1, Short bio note with your background, country of origin, language(s), education to date and current/eventual career expectations or hopes – 100-200 words, with photo please.
2. Paragraph or so giving your first definition/understanding of sustainable development, and finally a
3. Short statement setting out your reasons for signing up and well as your expectations, hopes for the course (A paragraph or so will do).
And also if your time permits:
4. Quick note on Sustainable Development perspectives in your country
And since we come from so many different places which gives us a chance to learn from each other, it would be excellent if you could add a short statement telling us about how the concept of sustainable development is viewed in your countryy of birth. Are they in your view ahead or behind the international curve? What are the principal problems, barriers, eventual opportunities? And is this in the process of changing?
5. Paris Climate Agreement
Was your country one of the 195 signing the consensus declaration of the COP 21 conference in Paris last December? (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Agreement for quick background)
As of this date 176 states and the European Union have signed theDecember 2015 Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.
Do you know how exactly your country has committed to? Is that realistic in your view? Any pre-seminar comments on that. (We will come back to this topic in our final session to see if any of you have altered your positions on this.)
This information will be posted here as received.
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