A scientific approach to climate change
This course is originally published on the Civil Society Incubator's Alternative Academy.
The Alternative Academy is a new joint programme of open courses launched by Lebanon Support and Jibal within the Civil Society Incubator, is a multi-disciplinary space for critical thinking, discussion, and debate, whilst maintaining a solid scientific basis. It offers a wide array of courses, ranging from CSO management, to social sciences, to environmental and natural sciences, to communication and technology, among others. For more information, visit this link.
Synopsis: We will explain what the greenhouse effect is from a scientific perspective, at the planet’s level and in our daily lives.
Course description: This course will include the following:
- The scientific Approach
- The sun
- The greenhouse effect
- Climate change
- Mitigating climate change
Number of sessions: 6
Dates of sessions: Starts the week of February 25th, then every other week (exact day to be confirmed later on).
Language: English, Lebanese Arabic might be spoken.
Course Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of English.
Instructor name: Ounsi El Daif
Dr. Ounsi El Daif:
is cofounder of the Lebanese NGO Jibal, and is the CEO of Eedama, company based in the UAE that does education and training to sustainable development. He is originally a physicist who studied in France and Switzerland, he got his PhD in 2007 from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). Until 20015 he was researcher in the field of solar photovoltaic energy in world-class scientific labs (EPFL, Lyon nanotechnology Institute in France, IMEC in Belgium, QEERI in Qatar) as well as University lecturer (Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the American University of Beirut). He has authored and co-authored more than 30 publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals, and 10 in broad audience media. He is president and board member of Lebanon Support. Since he cofounded Eedama and Jibal, stopped traditional university work, and decided to use his scientific knowledge for the broadest audiences possible.
Contact Email: [email protected]
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- Standard Fee: 150 $
- Reduced** Fee: 90 $
- Solidarity* Fee: 210 $
*This fee enables to fund the reduced fee difference and allow concerned persons to have access to the course.
** For salaries under 1000$/month and having to pay house rental. If you do not fall under this categorie and still believe you should have the reduced fee, please contact us. The reduced rate is applicable for limited number of participants.