Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Curriculum

A climate change education project
September 2019 – February 2021

Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Curriculum (BSRCCC) is an 18-month long project aiming to develop a course module with teaching materials focusing on the climate change in the Baltic Sea Region.

Background

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) has the aim to support the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development of our region. Since 1991, we have been working promote regional cooperation in research and education for sustainable development. With an increasing threat from climate change, there is an increased need for educating students and civil society in the risks and solutions of climate change. Our project group was funded to answer to that growing need of a regionally based climate change education.

The first step was taken in January 2019, when the project group was formed. The project later received seed funding from Swedish Institute in June 2019 and the project will have its official start in September 2019.

During 18 months, the project partners will work to develop a holistic, scientifically backed and regionally based climate change course module, free for any academic institution, organization or person to download and use. 

Aim

The aim is to develop a holistic, scientifically backed and regionally based climate change course module, for universities, NGO’s and other institutions to use when teaching climate change. The material includes a curriculum, teaching materials, such as slides, online text books, exercises and workshops. The long-term aim is to strengthen the Baltic Sea Region resilience to climate change, by increasing students and the public awareness of the risks and solutions of a warming planet.

Timeframe

September 2019, project start
August 2020, early publication of the course module
December 2020, final publication of the course module
February 2021, project ending

Funding

The project is funded by “Seed funding for cooperation projects in the Baltic Sea region” from Swedish Institute.

Partners

The project is hosted by the Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Below are our core partners listed.

Getting involved

We welcome researchers and teachers around the region to join us in the work. If you want to join our work or have any questions, you are most welcome to contact us.

Contact person and coordinator

Pontus Ambros
Project Assistant
The Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden