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Climate Change Solutions

  • 7.5 credits

The course brings up a suite of possible actions to counteract the causes of human-affected (anthropogenic) climate change. The driving forces and possibilities to mitigate climate-affecting emissions through political steering, technical solutions, socio-economic changes and in other areas will be discussed.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Coronavirus information

To all students: Information about the autumn semester 2020



Admitted students
Register on the web (Ladok for students) no later than 24 August. Web registration opens August 5. If you have not studied at Stockholm University before, you first need to activate your university account.

Conditionally admitted

If you are conditionally admitted you must be able to show the appropriate documents to prove your eligibility to be able to register for the course. To show that you fulfil the requirement and to remove the conditional admittance, please contact us at the department,

How to decline your offer

If you decid not to attend, it’s important that you decline your place as soon as possible so that other students can be awarded a place. Follow the instructions given under – ‘Application’ ( – Mina sidor) after you log in. Read more here – Declining your offer – an important step.


Roll call

In order to confirm the final number of participants, every course has a roll-call at the first lecture. If you are unable to attend the roll-call, you need to contact us ( no later than the course start date.

Read more on the department website

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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The course Climate Change Solutions is a new collaboration spanning across faculties, coordinated by the department of Environmental Science, in close collaboration with other departments in the Bolin Centre for Climate Research such as the departments of Geological Sciences, Physical Geography, Meteorology, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC, and others in BIG), and with equally contributing instructors from the Humanities and Social Sciences, including from departments of Political Science, Law, the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Philosophy, Economic History and International Relations, Archeology and Classical Studies, and English. The course is developed in close collaboration with the University of California system, where it was first launched. The course Climate Change Solutions targets actions and solutions to reach climate neutrality. The course covers:

  • The climate system and climate change
  • Natural science, socio-economic and political causes of the ongoing climate change
  • The effects of climate change on the earth system and on society from th perspectives of natural science, socio-economy and politics.
  • Local and global activities and solutions to reach a climate neutral and sustainable society and analyses of both positive and negative co-effects of proposed activities
  • The responsibilities of the individual and of society for justice and equality in relation to environmental issues
  • Analysis of various political activities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and of political steering of the technological development toward a sustainable energy supply
  • Course structure

    The course Climate Change Solutions is scheduled to be on half-speed (7.5 hp over two periods) to facilitate taking this course in parallel with other course.

    Teaching format

    The learning activities include web-based lectures and exercises as well as campus-based seminars. This is thus a hybrid course where active leaning through student-led activities in a “flipped classroom” format is a key ingredient. Participation in seminars is not compulsory. 

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Relevant littérature will be handed out

  • Contact

    Study councellor

    Questions about admission, registration, schedule etc., 08-674 7339

    Course coordinator

    Kevin Noone,

    Department of Environmental Science, unit of Biogeochemistry