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Environment and Sustainability

Working in partnership with different UBC faculties, UBC Extended Learning offers micro-certificate programs applicable to a range of professions related to environment, sustainability, climate change and the blue economy.  

  • Climate Change    
    A key constraint to achieving time-sensitive GHG reduction targets is the lack of training and tools among local government and industry to successfully initiate climate action within their sphere of influence. To overcome this constraint, there is a growing need for climate champions to effect change within institutions and advance climate action.

    Courses were developed by a team of faculty and experts associated with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Sustainability Hub and Campus and Community Planning.   

  • Blue Economy     
    The blue economy, also called the ocean economy, refers to economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas. This includes shipping, fisheries, marine renewable energy, waste management and tourism. The focus of the blue economy is on improving sustainability to ensure the ocean’s resources are around for generations to come.

    To drive the sector forward, there is a growing need for the data sciences to inform decision-making processes. Therefore, the demand for skilled workers trained in data analytics tends to grow.    

For more information, call 604 822 1444 or visit UBC Extended Learning.

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