A Resilient Future: Climate Change Policy Education
Since the early 1990s, Yukon College has led the study of climate change in the North. Our researchers and educators have offered decision-making support, policy options and education to the circumpolar north and beyond. A new Post-degree Certificate will continue to build on our shared knowledge and put students on the trail towards better climate change decision-making.
Aimed at professionals with a prior degree or related work experience, Yukon College’s new Post-degree Certificate in Climate Change Policy (CCP) provides students with an understanding of the causes, economics, and impacts of climate change. This program also provides the tools to analyze and communicate the financial, environmental and socio-economic aspects of mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Yukon College’s Post-degree Certificate was developed in collaboration with the Yukon Climate Change Secretariat and the Northern Climate ExChange, part of Yukon College’s Yukon Research Centre; expertise and data from both is woven throughout the curriculum. Students in the program will also consider climate change decision-making through the lens of Indigenous worldviews.
The Post-degree Certificate is a 15-credit program, with blended learning options consisting of four online courses (two in fall, two in winter) and a two-week field school in Yukon communities outside of Whitehorse.
More information is available at yukoncollege.yk.ca/ccp.