Recognizing the need for international education and professional training specific to climate change, IC3 was the catalyst for the development of the Master of Climate Change (MCC) program. This one-year, course-based program provides a unique educational experience to students interested in the many emerging career paths in climate change science, policy and management.
A number of IC3 members deliver core courses for this program, including Jean Andrey, Derek Armitage, Sarah Burch, Neil Craik, Simon Dalby, Rob de Loë, Brent Doberstein, Claude Duguay, Susan Elliott, Blair Feltmate, Chris Fletcher, Richard Kelly, Brendon Larson, Ellsworth LeDrew, Carrie Mitchell, Richard Petrone, Paul Parker, Derek Robinson, Ian Rowlands, Daniel Scott, Jason Thistlethwaite, Johanna Wandel, Olaf Weber, and Steve Young.
MCC Student Spotlight: Alumni
Hometown: Sarnia, Ontario
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Geography and Environmental Management
MCC Research Focus:
1) Understanding the socioeconomic impacts of natural disasters and the potential for the introduction of overland flood insurance in Canada.
2) The role of small and medium enterprises in sustainability governance.
In one way or another, climate change impacts every aspect of our lives. There is no facet of human civilization – be it the economy, energy sources, what we eat or how we relax – that can exist completely independent of the surrounding environment. As a result, the knowledge and tools for effective governance in light of climate realities, ensuring that climate change considerations are embedded in decision making processes, are of paramount importance in addressing the most pressing issue of the 21st century.
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Graduate: Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management
MCC Research Focus:
Climate change development projects in Pakistan.
Climate change knowledge and education is very important for all sorts of development projects and an integral part of them as well. The climate is not going to get better under business as usual circumstances, we need to make a conscious effort to incorporate mitigation and adaptation strategies in it from today in order to decelerate the projected increase in temperatures and alterations to precipitation patterns which will have profound impacts on our ecosystems.