Short Courses

The following short courses are run by ACDI affiliated departments or research groups at UCT:

CSAG Winter School
The CSAG Winter School is a two-week intensive course aimed at mid-career professionals engaged in decision and policy development which may involve issues related to climate change and adaptation.
Follow this link for more information on applications, fees and course content.

ERC Short Courses
The Energy Research Centre facilitate two courses as part of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme. These courses provide a means for the ongoing education of professionals, outside the formal academic courses offered at UCT for degree purposes. Two courses relevant to the climate change field are the Energy and Climate Change and Energy Modelling and Analysis courses. Follow this link to the CDP website for more information.

Life Cycle Assessment 2017
Click here for further information.

Online courses

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries is offered through the online learning platform Coursera.

Climate change mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and development both involve many complex problems - each are 'wicked' problems, meaning they defy easy solutions. Tackling both development and climate change together is a 'super-wicked' problem - a problem that involves many trade-offs between different objectives - but also, more deeply, it involves dealing with competing interests. Climate Change Mitigation is led by Prof Harald Winkler, director of the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town, along with colleagues from the Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS) Programme, a collaborative partnership of country teams in the Global South - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, India, and South Africa. Anyone can enrol for free on the Coursera platform, and a statement of participation can be purchased for a small fee. Financial aid is available for students who cannot afford to pay this fee. Course sign-up page on Coursera: