Social and Environmental Soundness
This course covers a broad range of social and environmental soundness topics, focusing on core underlying principles as well as REDD+ project application. Given the enormous significance of climate change for people and our environment, along with the social responses that this issue increasingly demands, it is imperative that university students gain key knowledge on social and environmental soundness topics. This knowledge can improve those social responses and facilitate optimizing human and environmental well-being beyond the strict boundaries of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
This module is divided into three sections, each including multiple lessons. Lessons and sub-lesson (or topics) are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation file used as teaching materials, including: an overall structure for class delivery; section-specific learning objectives; suggested active-learning activities; and a short topical list of references. Some topics are accompanied by separate classroom hand-out files to support the suggested active-learning activities.