PUCRS joins international program on climate change

Program at no charge organized by Universidad Católica de Trujillo, Peru, embraced by Global Catholic Climate Movement

17/06/2021 - 13h54

According to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we need to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. The global goal agreed upon by 193 countries reinforces the need to address this issue and the importance of disseminating knowledge on the topic. Aware of the importance of this topic, the Universidad Católica de Trujillo, in Peru, has launched the online course Cambio climático y sus consecuencias a la luz de Laudato Sí at no charge. 

The program blends theory and practice and aims to prevent, adapt and mitigate climate change in response to the need to take care of the planet with social responsibility. The idea is to convey basic and essential knowledge about global warming, sustainable practices and consequences of climate change in the light of Laudato Sí, in an effort to raise awareness and change attitudes with social responsibility.  

The program is joined by representatives of 8 countries, including the director of the Institute for the Environment  PUCRS Dr. Nelson Ferreira Fontoura. The School of Health and Life Sciences professor will be teaching a class on global warming. His participation was made possible due to the joint efforts involving the University’s Office for International Cooperation and the Peruvian institution. 

The program is at no charge, will be running for 16 weeks and is being delivered asynchronously. You can get access to the full program on the program’s website. If you are interested, please sign up here.  

Global Catholic Climate Movement 

The program is part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, created in 2015, which is based on the encyclical Laudato Sí: On care for our common home written by Pope Francis on the urgency of taking measures to take care of Earth.