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Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.

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Energy and sustainability

Are fossil fuels running out? Can nuclear power, carbon capture and storage or renewable energy sources provide solutions to the problem of global warming? How can we provide clean, safe, sustainable energy supplies for the UK, and the world, despite increasing population levels and affluence? In this module you will look at the basic principles underlying the design and efficient use of energy and energy supply systems. Using a range of study materials and online activities, you will learn to use the appropriate scientific and mathematical techniques applied to energy related issues.

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Nature & Environment 

Managing for sustainability

This module will increase your understanding of delivering and supporting sustainability management. You will develop a multidisciplinary perspective on resources, sustainability and health and safety management which will incorporate strategy, policy, data collection and knowledge management. It will introduce you to a systemic approach for studying organisational operations and methods for quantifying and optimising resource use and energy use while using tools to reduce environmental, societal and financial risk. You will also learn how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which your organisation can incorporate sustainability issues and to identify future trends and drivers for change in this area. This module is delivered entirely online.

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Nature & Environment 

Literature and the Environment

Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?

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Nature & Environment 

COP26 and the Glasgow Pact...one small step

Some of the 27,000 children born during the two weeks of COP26 will be 71 years old on the 100th Anniversary of the Rio 1992 Earth Summit. As that generation retells the story of how the nations of the world worked together to eventually limit dangerous global heating, Glasgow’s COP26 will be worth a mention.

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Nature & Environment 

The psychological impacts of climate change

People around the world are suffering from “climate anxiety”. What is it and what can we do about it?

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Nature & Environment 

Early reflections from Glasgow on COP26

Chief OU observer ‘optimistic’ after the first three days.

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Universities United

Reflections on how higher education institutions are working together to tackle climate change.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Should animals have legal standing?

The law recognises babies, companies and ships as ‘persons’ with legal rights, but not even the most intelligent animals. Is it time for this to change? 

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Nature & Environment 

The first 25 years: OU Renewable Energy Education

Derek Taylor reflects on the 25 years since launching the innovative Open University T521 Renewable Energy Pack for Tertiary Education. This was a revolutionary development for the OU.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The benefits of a longer product life

A savvy shift in industrial resourcefulness is reflected in products that last longer, are adaptable, maintainable, and repairable. Such products optimise material value through preventing waste. These design strategies challenge the ways we create, use, and dispose of our everyday stuff. By extending the utility of our products, we reduce wastes, such as carbon emissions, across the whole product lifecycle.

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Nature & Environment 

Indigenous ceremonies and climate change

How might an Indigenous artwork transform responses to Climate Change? Find out as a Totonac totem travels to COP26.

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