Graduation of the Advanced course on “EU Environmental Security and Climate Policy”

Within the framework of the Jean Monnet project, the EU Climate Leadership (EUCLead) had been completed the teaching of the EU Environmental Security and Climate Policy course for masters and PhD students, which was joined by applicants from universities in Sumy, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv and Kherson regions, as well as teaching the course “Environmental Security and Climate Policy. Introduction” for bachelors, which was available to students of all specialties of Sumy NAU as an elective discipline.

During the courses, participants learned about the historical stages of EU climate policy, the role and place of Ukraine in international climate policy, directions of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in terms of fulfillment of climate obligations, international environmental organizations, environmental strategies of cities, adaptation and resilience of living organisms and ecosystems to climate change, futures of agriculture, forestry, and horticulture in the context of climate change, etc.

As a result of the courses, bachelor’s degree students defended their credit works, and masters and PhD students completed and defended projects according to the topics covered during the course. In particular, environmental strategies for the cities of Sumy and Poltava were presented, the structure of the flora of Asmolov Park in Sumy was studied and approaches to its improvement were proposed, and the applicants calculated the individual carbon footprint and found ways to improve it.