COP 25: Environment & Sustainable Development Challenges
This program provides a unique experience for students to learn about climate change, renewable energies, future development challenges and the COP25 Summit to be hosted in Chile on December 2019. At the same time students will learn about business opportunities related to renewable energies and sustainable innovative projects. The program includes trekking and other outdoor activities. Finally, it is also an opportunity for the participating student to learn Spanish and immerse themselves in the local culture while enjoying summer at the UANDES campus.
- UNIT 1: Climate Change and COP25 Summit.
- UNIT 2: Renewable energies & business opportunities.
- UNIT 3: Circular economy and innovation.
- UNIT 4: Trekking and outdoor experiences.
- UNIT 5: LANGUAGE: Discovering Spanish.
Lectures provided by UANDES professors and external lecturers such as:
- Chile and the COP25 Summit.
- Climate change: scientific fact.
- Solar energy business in Chile.
- Smart food and sustainable development.
- Innovation and circular economy in Chile.
- Mining & “sustainable” copper.
- Public policies for sustainable development.
- The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
- Ecology and ecotourism.
- Contamination and public health.
- Recycling: business and sustainable development.
Culture Lectures provide by UANDES professors such as:
- Chile in Figures.
- Chile’s Economy.
- The Latin American Passion for Soccer.
- Overview of Chilean History.
- Innovation in Chile.
- Higher Education in Chile.
- The COP25: Environment & Sustainable Development Challenges program is an academic credit course which contains 60 contact hours within three weeks.
- The program will have 3 evaluations:
- Participation (20%): students have to attend at least 80% of the lectures and activities. Their active participation in the program will also be evaluated.
- Final Paper (50%): the student will choose a specific subject of personal interest related with any of the program’s topics and write an essay about it.
- Final Presentation (30%): all students have to do a short oral presentation about their final paper.
Students and young professionals of all academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in this program.