Educating students on climate change issues is essential because ignorance is the brake on action, and action informed by fundamental knowledge must be taken quickly to respond to the climate emergency. The training provided in higher education institutions, supervising the LMD, makes it possible to study climate and environmental sciences in a systemic manner by integrating all the complexity of the mechanisms involved.
The LMD is visible at the national and international levels through the strong involvement of its teacher-researchers and researchers in the training courses offered or not in co-habilitation at the University Paris Sciences et Lettres, Sorbonne University and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the Ecole Polytechnique. The LMD is strongly involved in teaching and training, at all levels from the bachelor’s degree to continuing education. The main structures involving the LMD for teaching are the Department of Geosciences at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the Department of Mechanics at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Training and Research Unit Earth, Environment, Biodiversity (TEB) at Sorbonne University.
While the bachelor’s level courses cover a wide range of disciplines, the more specialized training to which LMD’s teacher-researchers and researchers contribute is provided at the Master’s level. These are:
- Department of Geosciences of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS)
- Department of Mechanics of École polytechnique (X)
- Training and Research Unit Earth, Environment, Biodiversity (TEB) of Sorbonne Université (SU)
At the Ecole polytechnique, the teacher-researchers and researchers of the LMD contribute in the engineering cycle to the “Parcours d’Approfondissement Sciences et Défis de l’Environnement” and to the Master of Science and Technology Environment and Energy Management (diploma of establishment).
The LMD’s teacher-researchers and researchers are also involved in doctoral training in the 3 doctorals schools on which the LMD depends (Ile-de-France astronomy and astrophysics doctoral school, Ile-de-France environmental sciences doctoral school, and the multidisciplinary doctoral school of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris). All of these master and doctoral programs are at the heart of the 2 University Research Schools (EUR) : IPSL-Climate Graduate School, Energy4Climate Interdisciplinary Center, and bachelor programs to which the LMD actively contributes.
Finally, teacher-researchers and researchers of the LMD participate in professional training within executive training structures attached to the different supervisors and partners of the LMD.