Welcome to the Walker Update, bringing you up to speed with the latest developments from the Walker Institute and the wider climate science field. We’ve been busy with projects, developing and rolling out courses, and communicating our research - read on to find out more!
We are delighted to announce that the new FutureLearn online course Tackling the Climate Crisis Together is now available (from 13 September). We have designed the course to provide participants with the confidence to talk about the impact of climate change and feel empowered to act. It is principally aimed at 16-18 year olds but is open to anyone from around the world who wants to learn more about the impact of climate change.
Course Participants will 'shadow' students as they interview University of Reading researchers to find out how climate change impacts our health, the food we eat, biodiversity and the towns and cities we live in.
Many of the topics have been drawn from concerns highlighted in the Mock COP declaration. The course also explains the key mitigation and adaptation strategies and international agreements in place, the role of governments, the power of the individual and what learners can do about the climate crisis. Find out more on our blog here.
Committed to making a meaningful difference in people’s lives:
By shaping a climate resilient future together:
What happened across the world this week?
Please click on this link to access the Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin produced by Prof Virginia Murray and her team at PHE, and archived by Prof Richard Allan. It contains a weekly summary of global hazards, including recent developments of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last week's bulletin can be found here.
All the best!
The Walker Institute Team
Professor Rosalind Cornforth, Director @WalkerInst, will be discussing what makes our heritage vulnerable to the im… https://t.co/YrxNaVjXse
07:52 AM - 27 Oct 2021
Geared up for our contribution to #COP26Glasgow. See a summary of what we'll be engaging with and when here:… https://t.co/idbneQeT2W
14:27 PM - 20 Oct 2021
15:47 PM - 07 Oct 2021
We're really excited to announce our collaboration with @Microsoft, working together to help tackle climate change… https://t.co/ovH3wdJKrU
14:54 PM - 01 Oct 2021
15:45 PM - 30 Sep 2021
In the run-up to #COP26 Dr Grady Walker @gradyFFC spoke at @UKRI_News event East African knowledge on climate chan… https://t.co/q5YlNAHuTF
10:12 AM - 16 Sep 2021