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Tsinghua University to launch Global Open Courses in 2021 fall

TSINGHUA | Updated: 2021-09-28 15:17

In the Fall of 2021, Tsinghua will launch a total of seven Global Open Courses, namely "Carbon Neutrality: Why and How the World is Addressing Climate Change", "China's Approach to Poverty Eradication", "Winter Olympics and Winter Sports", "National Parks and Protected Areas of China", "Future Automobiles", "The Creation and Growth of Technology Enterprises" and "Positive Psychology", taught in English and accessible to the world both online and offline. Learners can attend some or all of the courses and participate in online real-time interaction based on their own interests. At the same time, some of the lectures will be broadcast live to learners around the world through the international version of XuetangX and Tsinghua University's social media accounts.

1. Carbon Neutrality: Why and How the World is Addressing Climate Change

"Carbon Neutrality: Why and How the World is Addressing Climate Change" will be taught by Professor ZHANG Xiliang, Associate Professor ZHANG Da, and Associate Professor TENG Fei from the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Professor LUO Yong and Associate Professor CAI Wenjia from the Department of Earth System Science, Academician HE Kebin and Professor WANG Can from the School of Environment, as well as Associate Professor CAO Jing from the School of Economics and Management. The course covers the global transition to carbon neutrality, the facts and impact of climate change, key emission reduction technologies for carbon neutrality, climate change and carbon neutral environmental co-benefits, climate change and the effect on health of carbon neutrality, climate change economics, China's carbon market policies and practices, and climate change and carbon neutrality global governance. Through this course, students can understand how the world can deal with the severe challenges of climate change through carbon neutrality.

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