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Langues - LAN306ENG01 : Climate change (C1/C2)


This course reflects my recent readings and work on multi-institutional project development around the climate catastrophe, and is the first attempt to systematise this experience. Content will be chosen from the following list. (Links are provided for those interested in an initial exploration- although I hope you have already discovered at least some of these already!). Activities will be wide-ranging, pragmatic and hands on, with a view to your transition towards the job market.

-International objectives: Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300) and Aichi Biodiversity Targets https://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/

-Single-Use Plastic Reduction: a case study in food outlets (this comes from a one-week hackathon I co-organised at CentraleSupelec in January with a startup, The Ocean CleanUp, and circular economy experts)

-Carbon capture: technical possibilities.

-Talking about climate related issues in non-technical ways


-2 of French philosopher/sociologist Bruno Latour’s major recent works: Facing Gaia and approaches to Politics in the New Climate Regime

-Mapping the Anthropocene. http://www.pressesdesciencespo.fr/fr/book/?GCOI=27246100070300

-Examples of company net zero possibilities https://stripe.com/en-fr/blog/negative-emissions-commitment

-The Role of History in informing decision-making : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/05/the-shock-of-the-anthropocene-review

-The science behind sustainable energy: https://www.withouthotair.com/

-The Carbon Cost of the Internet


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