Pre-requisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The primary purpose of this unit is to help learners develop a deeper understanding of the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in poor countries, and provide a framework in which to examine good practice mitigation and adaptation responses. The unit will explore questions such as: What impact is climate change having on the global poor? What implications does this have for the priorities and programmes Non Government Development Organisations (NGDOs) and their engagements with key stakeholders? What are the reasons for continuing controversy regarding the realities of climate change within and beyond the Christian community? What are the implications of this controversy for faith-based NGDOs?.

During the learning process, learners will be introduced to a theoretical framework for care for the earth founded on relevant biblical perspectives. Careful attention will be given to the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest nations as a result of the economic policies of the world’s richest nations. Learners will be exposed to the argument that action on climate change must be an integral dimension of the church’s work in dealing with poverty and injustice. Case studies of climate change action by NGDOs will be used to ensure that study is grounded in practical realities. The unit will also explore the role and responsibility of Christian NGDOs in the task of engaging the wider Christian community in the links between justice and climate change. Careful attention will be given to the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest nations of the economic policies of the world’s richest nations. In particular, careful attention will be given to likely impact of the increasing frequency and intensity of major weather events, and therefore to the increased need for disaster risk reduction.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2017 and Semester 1, 2020
Face to face: Semester 1, 2017 and Semester 1, 2020

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.