2015 is a big year for the international politics of climate change. Just in time for the UN climate summit in Paris in December, the Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Sciences (infernum) at Hagen University, Germany has produced a massive open online course in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at Lund University in Sweden. The course is entitled "Climate Change: a question of justice?" and will be held in English.  Professor Karin Bäckstrand is lecturing on the course on themes such as the role of non-state actors in international climate diplomacy and the what how discourse analysis can be employed in the study of global climate governance.

The MOOC focuses on social science perspectives of climate change and features well-known experts and activists in the field of climate justice. Topics covered include the role of non-governmental organisations, the European emissions trading system, land-grabbing, divestment and degrowth.

The actual lectures of the course start on September 28th and run until 23rd November. The course is open to all, free of charge and comes with no obligations. Students who complete a multiple choice quiz after taking the lectures can get a certificate of participation free of charge.

To see the trailer, please check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVFKpPisam8

Anyone interested in participating or just curious can register here: https://mooc.umweltwissenschaften.de