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Table 1 Summary of Discussion Topics and Suggestions for Curricular Innovations for Carbon Management in Higher Education

From: Responsibility, opportunity, and vision for higher education in urban and regional carbon management

▪ A variety of specialization – from meteorology, to oceanography, geography, forestry, sociology, and ethics;
▪ Differences in support for and ease of transdisciplinary boundary crossing and innovation;
▪ Wide variation in financial resources for education and research and a universal need for cross-cultural opportunities for graduate education;
▪ Many varieties of cross-cultural exchange that are particular to specific bilateral university arrangements;
▪ The need for intellectual leadership to guide innovation in higher education;
▪ The need for ethical training, citizen responsibility, and environmental awareness within every discipline;
▪ The benefit of goal-oriented research considering the urgency of the questions at hand and the wealth of information already obtained;
▪ The need for meta-analysis of case studies concerning carbon drivers and drivers of de-carbonization;
▪ The desirability of research teams engaged in comparative case studies;
▪ The benefit of a template (or protocol) for comparative case studies; and,
▪ The opportunity for American universities to participate in the education-based climate change initiative FocusTheNation.org culminating in January 2008.