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Mainstreaming Climate Change into Education, Research and Training
for Education for Sustainable Development in Jammu Regi...
Scope
• Case study linked to SDGs for People:
• SDG 4.7 –Education for Sustainable Development
• SDG 17 – Partnerships for...
Context
• The people of Jammu region in north-west Himalaya may feel little moral
comfort as they have not produced much o...
Analysis and Methodology
• In context of teaching and learning, climate change and
adaptation concerns are integrated in c...
Analysis and Methodology
• Participatory consultation meetings with the academics
at University of Jammu, government and n...
Outcomes of practices
• Writing of the course materials, conduct of consultation workshops,
community engagement and colla...
Recommendations
• Local government and agencies are chronically strapped of research skills
in climate change aspects and ...
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Mainstreaming Climate Change into Education, Research and Training for Education for Sustainable Development in Jammu Region: Challenges and Perspectives

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Mainstreaming Climate Change into Education, Research and Training for Education for Sustainable Development in Jammu Region: Challenges and Perspectives
Dr. Hari Dutt, RCE Jammu
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Mainstreaming Climate Change into Education, Research and Training for Education for Sustainable Development in Jammu Region: Challenges and Perspectives

  1. 1. Mainstreaming Climate Change into Education, Research and Training for Education for Sustainable Development in Jammu Region: Challenges and Perspectives 11thAsia-Pacific RCE Meeting and Symposium “Mainstreaming the SDGs: Education and Impact” 25 – 27 September 2018, Hosted by RCE Greater Western Sydney Dr. Hari Dutt, RCE Jammu, University of Jammu, India
  2. 2. Scope • Case study linked to SDGs for People: • SDG 4.7 –Education for Sustainable Development • SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals
  3. 3. Context • The people of Jammu region in north-west Himalaya may feel little moral comfort as they have not produced much of industrial emissions causing climate change, but are feeling its effects due to melting of glaciers, rising temperatures, uncertain rainfalls, and other climate extremes, thereby increasing vulnerability. • All this poses certain questions to universities in Jammu region. • What do climate extremes mean for universities, which are committed to address development challenges therein? • How can universities address a better understanding of phenomenon of climate extremes through domains of teaching, research, training and community engagement? • How can universities build the capacities of all relevant stakeholders to prepare for and to cope with effects of climate extremes? • In order to address these questions, following research studies are being conducted by RCE Jammu in collaboration with other partners at University of Jammu focusing on • The Himalayan Cryosphere: Science and Society, Impact of Artificial Glacier Technology on Mitigating Climate Change • Small Farmers’ Vulnerability, Institutional-Economic Analysis of Water Conflicts and Cooperation in Indus Sub-Basin of Jammu and Kashmir.
  4. 4. Analysis and Methodology • In context of teaching and learning, climate change and adaptation concerns are integrated in curriculum development as well as curriculum re-orientation. • RCE Jammu has influenced faculty members of Department of Economics to introduce new courses in Masters Programme in Economics such as Climate Change Economics, Environmental Economics, Demography and Climate Adaptation, Natural Resource Economics, Water Resource Economics, Sustainable Urban Economics, and Energy Economics. • Two new programmes have been proposed to be initiated from next academic session in Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development and Policy, and Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development though offline and online mode (MOOCs) in collaboration with Department of Economics.
  5. 5. Analysis and Methodology • Participatory consultation meetings with the academics at University of Jammu, government and non- government stakeholders and community members on emerging local challenges in Education for Sustainable Development • Community engagement and collaboration in ongoing initiatives and activities is envisaged to address key challenges posed by climate change in different knowledge domains. • In above context, institutional support has been ascertained through executive leadership of University of Jammu.
  6. 6. Outcomes of practices • Writing of the course materials, conduct of consultation workshops, community engagement and collaboration in ongoing initiatives and activities is envisaged to address key challenges posed by climate change in different knowledge domains. • A three month certificate course in Economics of Climate Change and a two week training programme on Climate Change and Water Governance have been developed for water researchers and professional from government and non-government agencies as well as the fresh graduates and post-graduates and members of the civil society. • Two new Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development and Policy, and Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development though offline and online mode (MOOCs) in collaboration with Department of Economics.
  7. 7. Recommendations • Local government and agencies are chronically strapped of research skills in climate change aspects and RCE Jammu will engage for projects at local level by entering in to internship or practicum programmes with them through collaboration and partnerships for placements of the pass- outs/trainees. • Aim of project is to focus on how it fits in to the framework of Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Change and whether adopted approaches for developing course contents and materials are convincing? It will be open for constructive criticism, feedback and suggestions for strengthening future course of actions. • In future, efforts will be made to collaborate with other RCE in the Region, specifically RCE Srinagar to develop the related course materials and organization and conduct of programme • Efforts are being made to get funding from Climate Change Fund through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, and National Mission on Himalayan System through Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India.
  8. 8. Thank you!

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