‘Environmental Law and Climate Change – Shaping a Greener Future’ is the theme for the Diploma Centre’s 2021 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting on Tuesday 18 May 2021. MOOCs are free online courses open to all and are part of the Law Society of Ireland’s Public Legal Education initiative.
To-date, the Diploma Centre’s MOOCs have attracted over 14,000 participants from over 70 countries, since the project was first launched in 2014. These courses feature online recorded and streamed presentations, together with interactive discussion forums and quizzes that allow participants to engage directly with our expert presenters.
This year’s MOOC will provide participants with a comprehensive guide to the key legal and ethical issues affecting the environment and the climate.
It will examine many hot topics including:
•Climate change- international/EU/national obligations
•Climate Bill 2021
•Environmental law enforcement
•Ecocide and green crime
•Resource management legislation and the circular economy
•Renewable energy laws
•Sustainable planning for the environment
•Conservation and biodiversity
•Roadmap for change – what we can do
Expert speakers are leading environmental lawyers, academics, climate scientists and conservationists, and include Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland speaking on ‘Climate Justice’.
There are 8 CPD points available for completing this MOOC.