Workplace Education Regarding Climate Change for B.C. Public Sector Workers

On August 29th, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at the University of Victoria launched an online climate change course aimed at public sector workers, most specifically policy analysts in British Columbia. “Climate Insights 101” is the first of four planned modules; it uses a combination of animation, interviews and click-thrus to educate about the basic concepts and findings of climate science research. Module two (regional climate change and its impacts), module three (adaptation) and module four (mitigation) are currently in production and are planned for release next year. In launching this workplace education initiative, the provincial Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that “building a solid knowledge base within the province’s civil service is essential because climate change will impact not only the environment but also the economy, the way we live, how we use our land and water, and what our future agricultural options are”.

LINKS:

Press release describing the initiative at:

http://www.pics.uvic.ca/assets/pdf/news/MR_Short_Courses_29August2011.pdf

 

Climate Insights 101 course at: http://www.pics.uvic.ca/insights/

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