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CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Generally, the ‘human’ dimension of climate change is often lost in the technocratic world of climate governance and notions of ‘sustainable development’ are bound increasingly to ecologically and socially unjust neoliberal market-oriented strategies for development. Yet, the vast majority of people in southern Africa are ‘ecologically sensitive’, experiencing vulnerabilities associated with widespread dependency on the land and natural resource base, and from exposure to ‘natural’ hazards
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Climate Change and Social Justice

Course Details

Background

In this short course running for two weeks, we introduce the concepts of social justice in relation to climate change and sustainable development in southern Africa and examine the differential impacts of climate change on various social groups. The course interrogates the social justice considerations of mitigation and low carbon pathways, the linkages between vulnerability, adaptation and social justice, and prospects for social justice in an age of global climate change. This is more relevant in the context of the new Ministry of Green Economy and Environment, as well as the recent COP 26 and the ambitions of Zambia with regards toclimate change.

Rationale

Generally, the ‘human’ dimension of climate change is often lost in the technocratic world of climate governance and notions of ‘sustainable development’ are bound increasingly to ecologically and socially unjust neoliberal market-oriented strategies for development. Yet, the vast majority of people in southern Africa are ‘ecologically sensitive’, experiencing vulnerabilities associated with widespread dependency on the land and natural resource base, and from exposure to ‘natural’ hazards. The localised effects of global climate change are exacerbating these experiences. These issues should be considered through a social
justice lens. As such, there is a need for climate activists and enthusiasts to have the skills needed to think critically about the way in which climate change is already and will likely continue to exacerbate existing social injustices and insecurities in a context of deepening structural inequality and poverty. It is also important for them to understand how particular policy frameworks and governance strategies function to promote or hinder social justice and people’s vulnerability and what opportunities exist, even in the face of serious capacity deficits, to think creatively about how to advance greater social justice in the region from the community level up.

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Code

Course Code
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Fees

K3,500 Per Person
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Location

Online via Zoom and MS teams
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Contact

Siatwiinda M. Siatwiinda
(Email: ssiatwiinda@mu.ac.zm ; Mobile: 0977 -182 807)
Jacob Mulenga
(Email: jmulenga@mu.ac.zm; Mobile: +260 971 507 759)
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Dates

31st January, 2022 – 11th February 2022 (17:30hrs to 19:30hrs)
Note: If an organization or group has at least 10 people interested a custom schedule can be created

Aim

To introduce the concept of social justice in relation to climate change and sustainable development in southern Africa and examine the differential impact of climate change on various social groups

Objectives

After the completion of this course, the Participants will be able to:

  1. identify potential impacts on marginalized and vulnerable groups and any obvious gaps
    that result in exclusion of these groups.
  2. evaluate national and international climate change and sustainable development
    strategies through a social justice lens
  3. effectively engage with and disseminate information to a wide range of stakeholders by
    demonstrating a capacity to evaluate and synthesize context specific information
    pertaining to experiences of social injustice and organize and present this information in
    a range of written and oral formats.
  4. recognize and assess the benefits and limitations of different approaches intended to
    advance climate-related social justice in broader sustainable development strategies.
  5. suggest creative and ethically appropriate methods and techniques to incorporate the
    voices of the marginalized and vulnerable in the development and implementation of
    climate change response policies with a cognizance of the implications of such
  6. work collaboratively with peers and listen to others’ perspectives and opinions in order
    to critically reflect on and evaluate their own positionality and thinking.

COURSE DELIVERY.

Online via Zoom and MS teams

QUALIFICATION

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

Course Content

  1. Intersectional Justice and Climate Change
  2. Social Justice and Mitigation
  3. Social Justice and Adaptation
  4. Prospects and Barriers for Pursuing Social Justice

Lesson Schedule

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Discussion Topics

Week 1

*Refresher on basic concepts of climate change
Learning Theme 1: Intersectional Justice and Climate Change

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Learning Theme 2: Social Justice and Mitigation

Week 2

Learning Theme 3: Social Justice and Adaptation

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Learning Theme 4: Prospects and Barriers for Pursuing Social Justice

Teaching Methods

Online via Zoom and MS teams

Timing and schedules

31st January, 2022 – 11th February 2022 (17:30hrs to 19:30hrs)

Certifications

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

Connect with us

26 km from Kabwe Town along Great North Rd, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia

  • dummy+(260) 215 228 004

  • dummy academic@mu.ac.zm

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