Policy Advocacy: Climate Change

September 6th, 2022

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Join Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience for a series of online courses focused on the fundamentals of climate change resilience. For more information, including course descriptions, dates, and schedule of courses visit our page on the Antioch University New England website  You can also apply for the 9-credit Climate Resilience Certificate for Professionals.

Each course is designed to stand alone, and you may take courses in any order. Each course is held for a period of four weeks and may be completed online from your location in approximately 8 hours per week. Enroll for either graduate credit (1 credit per course) or audit and receive continuing education.

Policy Advocacy: Climate Change (ESP 5100, section A)
Delivery: Online, synchronous

Dates: September 6 – November 29, 2022 12:00-1:15 PM ET

Online Attendance: This course meets for one hour weekly, during the dates specified. Students may complete the assignments at their own pace and schedule within each week. However, students may watch video recordings if they cannot attend the live class sessions.

Instructor: Abigail Abrash Walton, PhD
Registration deadline: Registration opens in July 2022


The United Nations Secretary-General called the 6th IPCC report “an ear-splitting wake-up call to the world. It
confirms that climate change is running faster than we are – and we are running out of time” (United Nations
Secretary General, 2018). But how do individuals take action beyond reducing their own carbon footprint? How
can we advocate for the policies that will help solve this global crisis? While there is growing awareness in the
U.S. Congress that action must be taken, federal legislators have little incentive to act unless there is focused
engagement by constituents. This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools
of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building
political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action
in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via
Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor.

Upcoming Events

Sep06

Policy Advocacy: Climate Change

This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
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Oct02

Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning

Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale.
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Nov06

Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building

Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change.
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