BECOME A CLIMATE CHANGE CHAMPION
EDUCATING ONE MILLION CLIMATE CHAMPIONS
Bending the Curve: Climate Education for All™ is a multi-disciplinary undergraduate curriculum on climate change solutions, created by the University of California. It focuses on solutions design to bend the warming curve, and to accelerate resilience and climate justice for our planet’s most vulnerable people. The curriculum consists of content modules in more than 50 topics and practice areas, developed by researchers, scientists, and community leaders from all ten University of California campuses and beyond. The breadth of material in the content library enables faculty to assemble a solutions-based climate change course, tailored to students in diverse departments
The curriculum draws inspiration from the 2015 report, Bending the Curve: 10 Scalable Solutions, authored by 50 University of California researchers representing dozens disciplines, including the natural and physical sciences, the social sciences, health, engineering and technology, business, arts and humanities.
The Bending the Curve curriculum continues to expand in multiple directions since its launch in 2017, including the development of new content in areas of resilience, adaptation and climate justice. The course is presently taught on seven of nine undergraduate UC campuses, with licensing agreements that have expanded the course in various versions to universities beyond California – in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. A version of the course is also offered to the public as a MOOC specialization through UC San Diego Online.
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We are indebted to our colleagues at the University of California and beyond who have helped shape Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions.
Fonna Forman (UC San Diego): Professor of Political Science and Director, Center on Global Justice, UC San Diego. Co-Chair, UC Global Climate Leadership Council.
Veerabhadran Ramanathan (UC San Diego): Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Climate Sciences and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Council Member, Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Scott Friese (UC Office of the President): Assistant Director, Instructional Design, UC Online, UC Office of the President. Program lead for systemwide learning initiatives.