Learners are introduced to anthropogenic climate change. Background, causes and consequences are presented. In a brief historical summary the development of the earth climate is set out and the physical background is explained. On the basis of computational and analytical models an outlook is given on possible future scenarios. The reasoning of climate sceptics is addressed. The impact on the different regions of the globe and on their prevailing climate zones is presented. This module is designed to impart the fundamentals of climate change and to ensure the same standard of knowledge for all participants.
The international framework for worldwide climate protection is set out and the pertinent documents are presented (inter alia MDG, Montreal Protocol, Kyoto Protocol, Agenda 21 and the Rio follow-up process, marine conventions). The history of international climate protection is briefly outlined. In addition, international measures designed to ensure the self-commitment of businesses are presented and their content and underlying reasons specified. Possible international correctives, such as the global trade in emission rights and the concept of climate justice that grants equal greenhouse emission rights to each and everyone, are presented and discussed. The climate policies of selected national states in Europe (Germany, Austria) and the climate policy of the EU are presented and critically reviewed. Civil-society action alliances within countries and/or transnational, EU-wide alliances are presented and their respective demands are discussed. Interests impeding progressive climate policy-making are analysed and climate protection campaigns are presented.
The module is designed to impart background knowledge on international climate policies.
The nexus between the distribution of resources (20% of the world's
population consume 80% of the resources), climate change and the
phenomena of poverty and underdevelopment in the countries of the South
is pointed out. Learners are familiarised with the noticeable links
between the typical problems of the southern countries (desertification,
droughts, tropical storms, dwindling resources in terms of cropland,
pastureland, access to water) and anthropogenic climate change. In this
context the gamut of tangible consequences encountered by the countries
of the South concerning their living conditions and their development
potential is illustrated. Of particular interest is the special
responsibility of the highly industrialised countries of the North
vis-à-vis the less developed countries of the South, and the idea of a
flat-rate contribution in the context of climate protection. The module
is designed to make learners aware of the problems caused by poverty in
the South and of the nexus between climate change and poverty.
Learners are introduced to alternative forms of economic activity in a societal context, and to the strategies pursued by sufficiency and efficiency economies. Processes of societal transformation leading to a post-growth economy that is easy on resources will be outlined. With this in mind, the issues of climate-optimised management and entrepreneurial models will be raised and an overview will be given of pathways leading from energy management to eco- and sustainability management.
Learners will be introduced to the instrument of climate balance calculation and to the option of voluntary compensation payments in support of worldwide climate protection and they will be familiarised with the concept of a climate-neutral business. Climate compensation providers, such as atmosfair and Klima-Kollekte, will be portrayed and the pros and cons of compensation payments will be discussed.The module is supposed to familiarise learners with diverse options of alternative, climate-optimised economic activity and with corresponding business models.
Introductions are given to the following three fields of action, where climate-optimised approaches can be launched at the institutional level:
Field of action 1: Eco-fair procurement
Field of action 2: Sustainable tourism
Field of action 3: North-South climate partnerships
This module deals with project planning, implementation and evaluation. The learners receive different tools of project planning such as a project matrix, stakeholder map, activity management, lessons learned report etc. These instruments will serve the local campaigns of the participants.Therefore they will be supported by the trainer of this module such as peer to peer learning in small groups. It is important that the local campaign is not a single eventu but the planning already takes into consideration the assurance of results and their communication.
Aim of this module is getting to know instruments and processes and subsequently use them for the local campaigns.
This module is provided by the GIZ GmbH (German Association for International Cooperation).
The basics of communciation theory will be explained wihtin this module. The learners will experience the different levels of communication as well as getting to know the variety of communication media. Furthremore the learners will reflect their own communicative behaviour supported by various exercises. This enables them being aware of communication problems and improve their own behaviour. The beginning ot this module introduces the learners into the topic by dealing with a difficult situation within their daily work life. The learners should sterngthen their communication competences in order to be able to spread the topic of climate jutice accordingly.
Aim of this module is the improvement of the own communication and
cooperation behaviour and enable the learners becoming promoters for
Within this module the basics and characteristics of carbon footprint
calculations are explained. The advantages of carbon footprints in
connection with international climate policy as well as the incentives
and reasons for enterprises will be clarified. Various types of carbon
footprints will be distinguished and the respective standards presented.
The competence of calculating, which information is needed in order to
calculate a carbon footprint will be elaborated step by step. It will
be described how a carbon footprint could appear by the support of
avanti GreenSoftware and other tools. In the end all learners have the
possbility to calculate a carbon footprint by themselves.