Policies for Climate Action and Circular Economy

Started Dec 19, 2022


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Course details

FOR WHO: The course Policies for Climate Action and Circular Economy aims at professionals working with or affected by ongoing sustainability transitions.  For example, the course targets professionals such as: 

  • Those who work with environmental policy related business development and sustainability practice in larger corporations. Examples of typical sectors include transport, energy, food and manufacturing.
  • Civil servants within authorities or municipal operations who are responsible for issues with climate relevance or circular economy.
  • Professionals working with development cooperations, or in intergovernmental organizations with related issues.
  • Applied researchers who want to get an introduction to the subjects.


WHAT AND WHY: In the wake of the increased pace of ongoing sustainability transitions, environmental policies are becoming more comprehensive, complex and stringent. The purpose of this course is to give professionals an introduction to the portfolio of environmental policy instruments and equip them with tools to understand the mechanisms of the respective instruments and learn to work strategically with them in their own practice. The course will focus on topics such as climate change, the circular economy, and the energy crisis. 


WHEN AND HOW: All parts of the course are free of charge. The course is self-paced so you choose when and at what pace you want to complete the course elements. The course will be given in English, and the estimated time spent is 35-50 hours, depending on how much of the optional material you chose to study. The course offers you the possibility to tailor the learning experience as it fits best with your professional development. Therefore, it is recommended to read the course together with colleagues, to share joint learning and anchor it in your daily work. However, this is not a requirement.

OPPORTUNITY: During the period January to March we will also offer the chance to join a selection of joint learning activities for additional exchanges of ideas.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: The course gives a broad overview of the economic concepts underlying environmental policymaking. You will get insights into the practicalities of environmental and climate policies, both from the perspectives of those implementing the policy and of those facing new regulations. On completion of the course, you will for example be able to: 

  • describe and recognize how environmental policy instruments work.
  • identify and relate to which environmental policy instruments are key to climate action and circular economy efforts in one's own sector and organization.

The course offers a dynamic learning environment with short videos, quizzes, exercises, and resources. 


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