This is a first module of three that are being developed and it gives a brief overview of the climate system, greenhouse gases, climate models, current climate change impacts, and future projections
This course is an introduction to the physics of the climate system and the basic science underpinning discussions of anthropogenic climate change
This free-of charge e-course will provide the basics of climate change including Climate Change Science, International Legal and Policy Framework, Adaptation, Mitigation and Low Carbon Development, Climate Change Finance and Planning for Climate Change
This course introduces an individual to different disciplinary perspectives on Climate Change to help you think about how Climate Change affects you as a person, as a member of your local community, as a citizen of your country and as a member of the global community
This free online course examines (1) the factors responsible for climate change; (2) the biological and sociological consequences of such changes; and (3) the possible engineering, economic, and legal solutions to avoid more extreme perturbations
This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks
Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ
This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigate and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy
The Global Climate Change course covers the causes and consequences of global climate change, exploring the biological, geophysical, and social impact of climate change
This short module discusses how a changing climate can also lead to changes in extreme weather events on the local scale. The module describes how climate change can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the situation, location, and the vulnerability of the population
This module is an overview of the different effects climate change produces in different regions of the United States. The module also presents information on how climate scientists use specialized models and statistical techniques to estimate how regional climates are likely to change in the future
This course provides an understanding of the impacts of weather and climate on public health. It also introduces learners to the public health communication system, informing them about reliable public health support services, tools, and resources available
This course provides broadcast meteorologists, educators, and the public with an overview of the evolution of our modern urban environment, with a focus on impacts on the watershed, air quality, climate, and local and severe weather events
Climate Insights 101 is a short course series designed to provide users with an in-depth understanding of climate science and related issues. 101 is produced as a series of modules, each with several animated lessons
This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities
This course teaches students how the climate system works; what factors cause climate to change across different time scales and how those factors interact; how climate has changed in the past; how scientists use models, observations and theory to make predictions about future climate
This course will examine climate change issues, current approaches to leadership at the local, national and global level and will support students in developing their own approach to leading change and innovation on climate change in a personal, local or professional context
This introductory on-line course presents Earth’s climate system and explores the science and politics of global climate change
This course describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. It is intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity
The first half of the class explains climate physics and how the climate works; the second half shows how human activity and ever-increasing carbon levels disrupt the equilibrium of the environment, creating a very uncertain future for generations to come
This unit explores the topic of climate change and global warming focusing on areas such as how the Earth’s global mean surface temperature is determined, the natural greenhouse effect, and how this contributes to a balanced global climate and the human impact on the atmosphere
In these online courses students actually develop real projects in communities that focus on a community-based approach to adapting to climate change, investigate the special challenges in their project and refine the project's activities to build sustainability and impact into the project
This Massive Open Online Course contains a snapshot of the most recent scientific evidence and practical actions on what you can do about tackling climate change, a challenge that affects us all
The four week course brings leading and renowned scientists to provide a synthesis of the most recent scientific evidence and provides an analysis of likely impacts and risks with a focus on developing countries
This course covers the current science on climate change and its biophysical implications. It is designed for professionals in different disciplines who are confronting the issue of climate change in their work
These courses cover the essentials of climate change including the science of climate change and variability, associated human impacts and forms of adaptation and mitigation
The Animal Agriculture and Climate Change online certification course provides an in-depth understanding of the relationship between animal agriculture and climate change, both nationally and regionally, right from your office or home at the beginning of every month
This free course helps us understand how climate change is affecting agriculture and our food security - and what can be done
This course provides the necessary knowledge to design, develop and implement agricultural projects and programmes that address the challenges of a changing climate
This course engages participants with cutting-edge science in exploring questions about the intersection of climate change and water management in the West of the United States
This Programme consists of a series of 4 short courses aimed at building the capacity of professionals as well as upper-level students in the water sector. The free online courses will provide knowledge and concepts necessary to manage water resources and risk related to climate change and variability
This short module looks at how increasing temperatures due to climate change have affected sea level rise and what effects scientist expect in the future, given rising greenhouse gas emissions
This course provides an understanding of a watershed as the local environment in which people’s actions and decisions play against the background of daily and seasonal weather to affect the quality and health of the local watershed in which they live, as well as the larger system of watersheds of which their watershed is one part.
Upon completion, the participants should be able to understand the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management in relation to Climate Change
Become a leader in the field of climate adaptation! Model Forest Policy Program offers the highly regarded Climate Solutions University: Forest & Water Strategies to assist communities in the challenging work of adapting to climate change
This is a short term course looking especially at how forests can be utilized for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Information in this short course summarises the state-of-the science for natural resource managers and decision makers regarding climate variability, change, climate projections, and ecological and management responses to climate variability
The course is meant to enable participants to more fully understand and better engage in REDD+ policy negotiations at the national and international levels and to facilitate the development of credible REDD+ activities in developing countries through basic capacity building >/p> Click Here
This course aims at supporting the global agenda of managing the risks associated with climate change through increased knowledge and awareness of development practitioners and policy makers at the national and local levels
Climate change increases risks to human livelihoods and as such may endanger the security of individuals and groups. The course aims at understanding the impact of climate change on the global environment and on human activity
This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework
This program is ideal for municipal, regional, state, and federal officials; environmental planners and managers; corporate operations and utility managers; and consultants in the sustainability field to help them understand the impact of climate change and make educated decisions about adapting to and minimizing its effects
This course is an interdisciplinary online course based on the brand new Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Clarifying concepts, processes and graphs presented in the summary of the Physical Science Basis of the 2007 IPCC report on Climate Change
The Center for Climate Strategies provides high-level support for planning, analysis, and implementation of climate, energy, and economic programs in partnership with government and institutional leaders and their stakeholders. Our work has been instrumental in setting and achieving new goals for climate change and sustainable energy and economy approaches in the US and other nations. To find out how they do it go to below link
The goal is to educate and enable key senior and mid-level executives to further understand the business complexities presented by climate change so that they can integrate it into corporate action plans and strategies
The course offers the opportunity to understand and discuss the issues surrounding climate change, including the science and policy and adaptation needs
This course is designed to give teachers confidence, through a series of six-day programmes, to help young people understand the causes and consequences of climate change today
Engineering is not always included in grades 6-12 science curricula, but this module introduces an approach to expose students to the excitement of engineering challenges and careers, in the context of climate change science explorations and green energy challenges
This online, facilitated course is designed for high-school educators wishing to teach global climate change using an inquiry/problem-based approach. The course focuses on evidence that supports global climate change and how to use NASA data and resources to help high-school students discover mitigations or adaptations to climate change
A free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia resource for educators on Climate Change. This includes links to on-line courses, articles and other resources for educators
Learning pathways to help educators uncover key concepts and authentic data from the National Climate Assessments. Educational resources for each region of the United States, tied to the National Climate Assessment's key findings have been assembled and posted on NOAA's teaching climate webpages
Covering Climate Change is intended for journalists from all countries and beats, regardless of medium. Geared toward the non-environment reporter, this course covers all the basics needed to report on climate change with accuracy, depth and nuance
In this course, you'll learn how to tackle stories, translate scientific jargon and find the best sources for your stories. This course will help you gain a deeper understanding of the field of environmental journalism--its past, present and future
This course provides a basic overview of climate change science and answers to questions about climate change commonly asked by television viewers, including: What changes climate?Is climate change real?Why should we care? How sure are scientists?andWhat next?
Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) is piloting a year-long series of online courses, Science and the Public Interface, centered on the topic of effective communication of controversial science (such as evolution, climate change, nanotechnology, stem cell therapy, etc)
This course provides “everything you need to know” about the basics of climate change, from climate change science to governance. It contains 6 modules with each module taking about 2 hours to complete. You need to pass a quiz after each module to receive your certificate from UNITAR.
The REDD+ e-Academy is likely to be of use to train REDD+ decision makers in economic and policy sectors which will be essential for success of results based actions such as agriculture, energy, mining, finance, and development planning. This course offers various components of REDD+, from the basics to setting reference levels, monitoring and stakeholder engagement. It contains 12 modules with each module taking about 2 hours to complete.
This free online course provides the basis for understanding the underlying physical processes governing climate variations in the past, present and future. In the course, we focus on explaining the main external forcing mechanisms such as the sun, volcanoes, and changes in greenhouse gasses and aerosols, which can contribute to changing the global energy budget and initiate climate variations.
Find out how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company with this free online course. The course will help you assess each topic in relation to business, whatever sector interests you and wherever you are in the world, and explore how you can use your personal interests to influence sustainable development.
Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course. Satellite Earth Observation technology provides a powerful and compelling insight into climate change which can help to underpin climate policy, scientific research and public engagement. But how does this technology work, and how can it achieve the essential detail and comprehensive worldwide view that we need? The course is free and fully flexible - you can progress in step with other learners week by week, or take the course entirely at your own pace, with all materials available indefinitely once you have registered.
Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities. This free online course from the University of Reading will take you on this fascinating journey through time. Over five weeks, we’ll explore how climate shapes the way we live, the food we eat, the water we drink and the cities we live in.
Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course. Climate change creates a situation of unprecedented urgency, complexity and uncertainty, but also opens up new opportunities for innovation and leadership. In this free online course, you will get a view of the leadership challenges associated with climate change, as well as the new arenas that are opening up for climate action.
Our ancestors burned trees and whales far faster than nature produced more, gaining good from the energy but causing big problems. Today we burn fossil fuels, which allows us to live well, but will cause even bigger problems in the future.
This online course will show the immense value we get from energy, where we get most of our energy today, why the energy system must change eventually, and why a faster change would help us. What topics will you cover? + Why Energy Matters + What is Energy? + Oil, Coal and Natural Gas + Drilling, Fracking and Reserves + The Physics of Global Warming + The History of Global Warming What will you achieve?
This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks. It will set contemporary human-caused climate change within the context of past nature climate variability. Then it will take a risk communication approach, balancing the ‘bad news’ about climate change impacts on natural and human systems with the ‘good news’ about potential solutions.
Designing institutional arrangements that recognize ecosystem services in the values we place upon natural systems will be an important way to help governing the planet, for both present and future generations.
This course explores three approaches to rights and values, and applies these to ecosystem services around the world. It also includes advice on producing press releases about environmental issues.
This course is part of the Environmental Challenges program, which will enable you to explore how people and nature interact, it explores three aspects of justice, and applies these to environmental issues surrounding natural resource management around the world. It also introduces Strategic Environmental Assessment and Terms of Reference.
Increasing populations and social changes are pressurizing our relationship with the environment. Property rights are embedded in power structures and land management. This course explores the different ways that nature is perceived by different types of societies and the impact of property rights on natural resource management.
Human conflict has both short and long term effects on the natural world. The environment is directly impacted by pollution and explosions; and can be used as a weapon of war. In the longer term, sustainable environmental management is disrupted when conflict destabilizes social systems and people are denied access to natural resources. As resources become scarcer, it might be expected that people come into conflict about access to natural resources.
This course explores three aspects of conflict and resource scarcity, and applies these to explore decision making and negotiation skills.
Learn how water can be used in the planning of cities to improve livability in the face of climate change and population growth. Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the livability and resilience of our cities.
The course is aimed at the level of students entering university, and seeks to provide an inter-disciplinary introduction to what is a broad field. It engages a number of experts from the University of Exeter and a number of partner organisations.
The course will set contemporary human-caused climate change within the context of past nature climate variability. Then it will take a risk communication approach, balancing the ‘bad news’ about climate change impacts on natural and human systems with the ‘good news’ about potential solutions. These solutions can help avoid the most dangerous climate changes and increase the resilience of societies and ecosystems to those climate changes that cannot be avoided.
This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).
This class provides a series of Python programming exercises intended to explore the use of numerical modeling in the Earth system and climate sciences. The scientific background for these models is presented in a companion class, Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change
Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without climate action, decades of sustainable development is at risk, thus making this a ‘make or break’ point in time. Showcasing the most recent scientific evidence, explaining the different regional impacts and divulging climate action strategies, along with interactive tools such as a Carbon Footprint Tracker and (I) NDC Platform, this MOOC provides some opportunities, where you can take action on climate change.
Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change and how to talk about it. You will learn from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology who study how climate change is affecting people, populations, and ways of life. Explore the multiple lines of evidence for the human-induced climate change that is happening today, and consider what that means for the future of our planet. At the end of this course you will be able to understand key scientific principles, identify and address misconceptions, and contribute confidently to conversations about climate change.
This course develop a greater appreciation for how the air, water, land, and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.
This course is the result of an international collaboration and provides you with an insight into our planet's North. Following an overview of regional geography, we will focus on the cryosphere (ice), as well as the atmosphere and ocean of the region. We will learn why the Arctic is cold and ice covered, and how that impacts its climate and ecosystems. We will also consider how the Arctic is connected to the rest of the world. Finally, we will examine present day climate change, the processes driving it, and evidence for it in the Arctic, before looking at the implications in the rapidly evolving North.
This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.
How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures?
This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-dimensional and radical change – that can effectively direct urban development towards ambitious sustainability and climate goals.
This course provides key examples of activities to promote sustainable cities in Scandinavia, Europe and around the world. We utilize films and reports by WWF, the Economist Intelligence Unit, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, UN-Habitat, C40 Climate Leadership Group, Arup, Sustainia, the Rockefeller Foundation, and ongoing research projects. This course is produced by Lund University in cooperation with WWF and ICLEI. It is available for free to everyone, everywhere!
Water management today is faced with new challenges such as climate change or the effects of human activity. Public and private stakeholders who are active in this field must develop new ways to better manage the water cycle "as a whole".
The objective of this MOOC is to develop an understanding of the problems related to water management. Firstly, this course will define a resource and, more specifically, the resource of water. It will look at how water is used and the activities associated with it as well as any potential conflicts. The course will look at water management in detail through the analysis of the different types of rights and obligations associated with, for example, the development of a multi-sectorial regulation system or a watershed management approach.
The course is appropriate for any learner who is proactive about developing the core competencies of disaster readiness and survival planning. It is especially useful if you are seeking techniques that can ensure your personal protection, as well as the safety of your family, property, and belongings, during a natural disaster. In addition, it offers essential preparation for a variety of emergency situations and inconveniences, even if you do not live in major tornado, flood, hurricane, tsunami, or earthquake zone. For instance, could you and your loved ones manage without access to potable water, electricity, fuel, and banking facilities? If you are unsure of your ability to respond in any of these possible scenarios, this course is for you!
This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. We explore the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way. You will be introduced to an approach with which to address this challenge. The approach consists of a facilitated process whereby academic researchers and high-level influential actors within society co-produce knowledge. You will track this process in four Latin American countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and South Africa. You will hear from various professionals about their contexts and the different challenges and opportunities the process includes.
The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, which you become eligible for if you successfully complete the course requirements.
Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the Paris Agreement at COP 21, the global community has signaled its intent to act. Indeed, without climate action, decades of development progress are threatened, meaning that we are at a ‘make it or break it’ point in time. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence, explains the different regional impacts and divulge climate action strategies, and some opportunities for you to take action on climate change.
This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives.
This course will cover the current production and utilization of energy, as well as the consequences of this use, examining finite fossil energy reserves, how food and energy are linked, impacts on the environment and climate, and the social and economic impacts of our present energy and food production and use.
This course will provide China’s perspectives, policies, actions and effects on global climate changes to the international community. You will learn about the challenges and opportunities we are faced with on global climate in the world and in China, and will familiarize yourself with main policies, technical routines and international regulations. The knowledge presented in this course will benefit your understanding of significant theories and practical problems such as the energy revolution, economic development transition, low carbon economy development and the ecological civilization construction.
How can we live a good life on one planet with over seven billion people? This course will explore greening the economy on four levels – individual, business, city, and nation. We will look at the relationships between these levels and give many practical examples of the complexities and solutions across the levels.
Investigate global climate change policies and learn the essential skills organisations need to be financially competitive in a low carbon economy. Want to be a key player in transitioning your organisation to the low carbon economy? This course is ideally suited to business managers, financial managers, business-intelligent analysts and data scientists interested in remaining competitive in a low carbon economy.
This course will equip you with the knowledge and essential skills to manage the risks and opportunities of transitioning to the low carbon economy.
Discover Climate Smart Agriculture and how it could be applied to farming Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) offers one possible approach based on three principles: Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, Adaption to climate change, and Stable or increased food productivity. Throughout this course we will encourage you to explore these principles and take a critical look at how they could be translated into practice, using the examples of dairy farming and wine production in the EU.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change. Climate change is a global problem we all must face. This course will deal with some of the key issues related to the ethical dimensions implied by climate change – learning especially from the problems faced as well as the resilience models formulated by the marginalized sectors of society or the so-called “Global South”
Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial. In public discussions, climate change is a highly controversial topic. However, in the scientific community, there is little controversy with 97% of climate scientists concluding humans are causing global warming. This course examines the science of climate science denial.
Learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues, with this free online course. In Environmental Humanities: Remaking Nature, you’ll get a broad overview of an emerging area of interdisciplinary research that reframes contemporary environmental challenges using approaches from philosophy, literature, language, history, anthropology, cultural studies and the arts.
How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to helps us understand better how to initiate positive change.
This is a hands-on course that makes use of videos, lesson plans and online games developed by the IDB's "Rise-Up: Education Against Climate Change" initiative with examples coming directly from Latin America and the Caribbean. It is intended to assist elementary and high-school teachers or teachers-in-training in the launch of climate change education and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change in their school community.
This module discusses how a changing climate can also lead to changes in extreme weather events on the local scale. The role of natural variability is also explained. The module describes how climate change can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the situation, location, and the vulnerability of the population. While research on climate change and extreme events is still relatively new, the module discusses what changes scientists think are likely if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
This short module is an overview of the different effects climate change produces in different regions of the United States. In addition to discussing impacts already being experienced, the module presents information on how climate scientists use specialized models and statistical techniques to estimate how regional climates are likely to change in the future.
This module looks at how increasing temperatures due to climate change have affected sea level rise and what effects scientist expect in the future, given rising greenhouse gas emissions. The various mechanisms of sea level rise are discussed, as well as the tools and research used to study this topic. The module also discusses how countries and communities are preparing for future increases in sea levels.
This module discusses climate change, particularly as it is currently being affected by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. It also covers signs of climate change, how scientists study climate, the current thinking on future changes, and what can be done to minimize the effects. Updated in 2012.
This lesson presents 13 recorded presentations from the 29 July–2 August, 2013 offering of the Climate Variability and Change Virtual Course (CVCVC). This five-day live facilitated online course provided an extensive background on a range of climate variability and change topics with an emphasis on developing communication skills for challenging climate topics. The topics covered in this course, while aimed primarily at NOAA operational climate services delivery staff will also be helpful for others who already possess a basic level of understanding of climate science.
This module explains how climate models work. Because the modeling of both weather and climate share many similarities, the content throughout this module draws frequent comparisons and highlights the differences. We explain not only how, but why climate models differ from weather models. To do so, we explore the difference between weather and climate, then show how models are built to simulate climate and generate the statistics that describe it. We conclude with a discussion of models are tuned and tested.
This lesson offers users of climate information a demonstration of the utility of the Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT) for water resources applications. The training follows a NOAA Climate Resilience Toolkit case study in Tampa, Florida, and illustrates how LCAT analyses can be used to inform the steps to climate resilience outlined in the Toolkit.
This course will provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system including the range of natural climate variability and external drivers of climate change, in addition to impacts of a changing climate on multiple sectors such as the economy, policy, ecosystems, and indigenous populations.
This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. We explore the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way. You will be introduced to an approach with which to address this challenge. The approach consists of a facilitated process whereby academic researchers and high-level influential actors within society co-produce knowledge. You will track this process in four Latin American countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and South Africa.
Climate change is a global problem we all must face. This course will deal with some of the key issues related to the ethical dimensions implied by climate change – learning especially from the problems faced as well as the resilience models formulated by the marginalized sectors of society or the so-called “Global South”.
Think someone should do something to save our planet from Climate Change? The Earth is in a CLIMATE CRISIS, and needs you. Yes, YOU!! Right now, we are in the Emergency Room, and need to act quickly. Take this Easy-to-understand STEP-BY-STEP course on Renewable Energy and Climate Change, if YOU want to help. Even the smallest things YOU DO can SAVE our planet!
This is a streamlined course to take you from knowing nothing about Climate Change to give you all the knowledge to be well-rounded about the topic. This course should enable you to, with confidence, to discuss the Climate Change issue with other people. In this course, we are using scientific knowledge and measurable data to present our information. No worries though, we are simplifying all the scientific information to be understandable by everyone.
Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ. Climate change is the biggest global challenge the human race has ever faced. Our insatiable demand for energy from fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere, and in turn changing our climate. Climate change is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, our food supply, economy and society. These changes will accelerate over the next few decades.
Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
The Center for Sustainable Development (CSDi) provides live training workshops and a climate change online course module for development organizations, grassroot organizations, nonprofit staff and individuals interested in community based adaptation. This climate change training presents an ‘online field experience,’ and lead participants in the process of developing sustainable, self-sufficient communities. This blended learning program will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village, and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it.
The course will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to improve current project effectiveness, to introduce community-based adaptation into organizational programming, and to generate new projects. This practical training course is appropriate for administrators, policymakers, all levels of practitioners as well as for students of development.
This online course, developed by UN CC: Learn and UNDP, with support from the Government of Sweden, aims to support policy makers in understanding how to optimize countries’ public expenditures by taking into account the projected climate change impacts.
This tutorial is free of charge and has been developed by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as part of the regional project “Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific”, implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Climate change happens in different ways, ranging from increased climate variability and gradual changes in temperature and precipitation, to increased frequency and intensity of extreme events.
In this lesson you will see some examples of how climate change impacts on food insecure and vulnerable people. You will also look at the interactions between climate change and food security determinants at global level.
This course has been created with the goal of bringing climate change education outside the science classroom into the many other subject areas upon which climate change now has an impact, or will impact in the future, such as ethics, social studies, economics, political science, among others. The Course Framework and Overview sets the stage for the course, providing background on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD), course rationale, module overviews, and practical hints and tips for organising and giving the course.
With record levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the last 4 years, and record levels of weather-related impacts, costs, and financial losses, it is clear that climate change is here to stay, and that it’s physical, political, economic, and financial implications will only sharpen in coming years and decades.
This course will look at climate-related financial risks and opportunities, including topics such as physical and transition risks, mitigation, adaptation, the shift to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy for financial institutions, and emerging disclosure frameworks. This course is supported by CAF – Latin American Development Bank. This course will target Executives and middle management from financial institutions such as banks, insurers, re-insurers, and fund managers, from both developed and developing regions.
This e-learning course is based on the results developed within the DEWFORA project, and aims to provide the participant with an in depth understanding of drought early warning and forecasting. It is centered on various key questions that DEWFORA proposes as a protocol for the design and the implementation of drought forecasting and early warning:
Many countries struggle with the consequences of unsustainable growth programmes, affecting the climate, people and natural resources. Local authorities and their inhabitants are faced with droughts, floods, air pollution, land degradation, deforestation and rising sea levels. By developing sustainable growth policies, local governments in partnership with the community, can improve the quality of life of citizens and contribute to protecting the global environment.
This course discusses how local authorities can respond and adapt to climate change, plan and implement solutions for environmental and natural resource challenges and promote more sustainable ways of development. Leading international experts and practitioners will share the latest insights on climate change adaptation and mitigation and the impact for local authorities.
This training was developed with the assistance of EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee. The video portions of the training have captioning for those who are hearing impaired. Completing the training will take about 30 minutes. Handout: Community-Based Adaptation To A Changing Climate. Questions about this training? Email: Climate Adaptation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What You Need to Know is the second education module in a series of three. It gives a brief overview of current and projected climate change effects on water resources, vegetation, wildlife, and disturbances, specifically geared towards forest and grassland ecosystems.
This course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in two essential elements in the design of climate adaptation plans. Specifically, it will provide guidance in identifying which species or systems are likely to be most strongly affected by projected changes; and understanding why these resources are likely to be vulnerable, including the interaction between climate shifts and existing stressors.
The training courses here can help you acquire the tools, skills, and knowledge you need to manage your climate-related risks and opportunities. All courses are free of charge, and are offered in at least one of three formats: online audio-visual presentations ("Online, Self-Guided" and "Tool Tutorial"), training webinars ("Online, Scheduled Lecture Series"), and residence training courses ("Onsite, Instructor-Led").
The course is designed for planners, public works staff, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, sustainability managers, emergency managers, community groups, members of civic organizations, and coastal resource managers.
The NWS Climate Services Division Seminar Series was created to build capacity in NWS field offices on climate-related topics. Speakers are chosen based on suggestions from NWS field offices for topics of interest. Seminars will be announced via the NWS Climate listserv, and will be held approximately monthly.
This training is designed for public, private, and tribal natural resource managers across the Midwest and Northeast who are interested in actively enhancing the ability of forests to cope with changing conditions. Individuals and small teams can participate in a FAPP training. Bringing a small team may help projects thoroughly consider a variety of management goals and considerations - including woods, water, wildlife, and other factors.
Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices (FAPP) is an active, hands-on training to help natural resources managers incorporate climate change considerations into their own real-world forest management projects.
On this site you will find a variety of ways to hone your knowledge and skills for interpreting climate change. These modules are designed for self-study -- in your own time and at your own pace. These learning resources have been developed by a dedicated group of your colleagues (see the acknowledgments and citation page) -- if you know any of them, please take the time to thank them for their dedication to this effort.
There are several ways to engage with this material as outlined below -- either in-depth with each of the study guides, or dip in to the content as-you-need-it and whenever you have time. The content is presented in a way that can be updated and revised, due to the evolving nature of this challenging topic.
This MOOC enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. It will benefit disaster managers and practitioners, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners, project implementers and policy makers.
The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and case studies, quizzes, peer-reviewed exercises, along with additional study materials provided to the students. Lectures will be available through videos as well as online documents and will be geared for students who may not have access to high speed internet so they can follow the course. Students will be provided the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking through real life and fictitious problem solving exercises. Each week will feature an international expert who will be available to respond to questions and interact with students.
Master the basics of Climate Science so you can better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone. Do you want to talk about climate change from an informed perspective? Are you interested in how global warming works? Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and climate science is critical to finding solutions. How can we make the best decisions about our present and future? By taking this course, you can be part of the global conversation.
This course will give you the knowledge you need, and practice communicating about climate change.
This is a website that facilitates sharing best practices onclimate change and development evaluation through an electronic depository of about 400 evaluations of climate change, a community page which offers our members the opportunity to engage via our active 2000-member strong Linkedin discussion forum, Twitter platform and You Tube
To be profitable, the agricultural industry and individual farmers must understand the interface between animal agriculture and climate change. This program is designed to provide research-based context to help the industry plan for the future. Check out their blog; consider climate at below link
AdaptNet is a free fortnightly report produced by RMIT University Global Cities Research Institute’s Climate Change Adaptation Programme, Melbourne, Australia. It is published in partnership with the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
News releases and other information are available about climate change and related topics
SSF is a public interest organization that produces learning events about climate security. Their main products are free webinars that convene global experts on food and water security, public health, economic vitality, infrastructure, governance and other impacts that must be solved in meeting climate security challenges
ASAP helps craft a sustainable future by bringing together parties interested in redefining the relationship between humans, economic life and nature, and serving as a collective forum for information, debate and exchange
Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress, convened by Local Governments for Sustainability – Africa in partnership provides an opportunity to strengthen the sharing of global good practice and locally appropriate solutions and technologies towards accelerated climate action on the ground
It provides news, features and links to climate change related activities (including webinars) from all UN agencies participating on climate change
AAKNet is a platform that aims to build a shared knowledge base to help build an innovative community, to enhance adaptive actions through sharing lessons, knowledge and information
Here you can find data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare communities, businesses, and citizens. You can find data and resources on several important climate change related impacts such ascoastal flooding and food resilience
Global Climate Change news and analysis on several themes including technology, policy, energy, business, transport, living, nature, research and so much more
Climate change policy and practice: A knowledgebase of UN and intergovernmental activities addressing global climate change
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems such as challenges arising from climate change. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future
This is a weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture including impacts of Climate change on agriculture compiled from online news sources. It also includes links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda
AfricaAdapt is a bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent
The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The center is a leading resource for state and federal policy on climate change adaptation and related issues
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change
A blog featuring the insights of leading climate scientists
This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?
IDA conducts free webinars that discuss cutting edge issues in climate change. Experts from the World Bank and partner institutions share the latest approaches on topics such as disaster risk reduction, climate policies and green growth through online presentations
The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University (OSU) to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. The team organizes free webinars which are a platform on which they share research conducted by OSU faculty on climate science with all interested parties
EPA recently released its final Climate Change Adaptation Plan, along with final Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans. The EPA Plans to identify priority actions the Agency will take to incorporate considerations of climate change into its programs, policies, rules and operations to ensure they are effective even as the climate changes. More information about EPA’s climate adaptation activities
The Climate Group works with corporate and government partners to develop climate finance mechanisms, business models which promote innovation, and supportive policy frameworks. The group convenes leaders, shares hard evidence of successful low carbon growth, and pilots practical solutions which can be replicated worldwide
This event is part of the Climate Explorations series of events held during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 to communicate the science of climate change and its impacts on the Central Ohio community
On this site, you will find links to other sites that share information on climate change change including study opportunities, adaptation options, et cetera
In June 2013, President Obama launched a comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the U.S. Government. The Plan invokes the critical role of USGCRP in developing sound science to manage climate change impacts. Since 1990, USGCRP has been advancing Earth system science and growing the knowledge base needed to respond to a changing climate and a transforming world
The University of Colorado at Boulder houses the Natural Hazards Center which produces DR, a biweekly, online publication that delivers the latest in hazards and disasters news with context aimed at researchers and hazards professionals
WHO, in collaboration with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations and Health Canada, is running a series of six webinars focusing on the links between health and climate change
Building on existing science and knowledge, the Responses to Climate Change Program under USACE is developing methods, policies and processes for effective adaptation of projects, systems and programs to climate change. A new climate change adaptation plan has been released by USACE recently and provides a lot of information on climate proofing infrastructure and many other adaptation techniques
The United States faces significant economic risks from climate change. The Risky Business Project focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate
The IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative partners including MS, IGAD, AUC, Development Partners, UN agencies, non state actors (NSAs) and Private sector actors committed to the Initiative to End Drought Emergencies (EDE) in the Greater Horn of Africa held the 2nd IDDRSI Platform General Assembly meeting on 26th March 2014 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda
“Ask NICE” is an online session covering Earth System Science topics every third Thursday of the month that seeks to increase the access of underrepresented minority groups to science careers and educational opportunities
CLEAN provides a forum for organizations, agencies, and individuals to collaborate for climate education. Members share ideas via weekly teleconference calls, coordinate efforts, promote policy reform, develop learning resources, and support integration of climate literacy into formal and informal education venues
The organisation supports senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education. Through webinars, events, workshops, etc, Second Nature shares news and innovations from universities and other higher institutions on several disciplines including climate change
The EBM Tools Network is one of the premier sources of information about coastal and marine planning and management tools in the United States and internationally.The EBM Tools Network Webinar Series highlights key tools and tool use case studies to help practitioners learn about tools quickly and determine their suitability for specific EBM projects
Ohio Sea Grant is well known for the development of outstanding curriculum materials for grades 4-12, for the training of science teachers, and for research contributions to the education profession
CIG is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change. Through research and interaction with stakeholders, the CIG works to increase community and ecosystem resilience to fluctuations in climate. CIG produces several papers with the most recent information on climate change. Here’s the link to all there publications
Here, interpreters, educators and scientists join in a collegial environment to learn and share science and communication techniques
AFJACC is a professional Association comprised of journalists from the print and audiovisual media who report and share information on climate change
Technology “promises” anytime, anywhere access. The new AQUARIUS WebPortal actually delivers on that promise. Watch this webinar and discover how you can automatically share your water quality data with stakeholders in the office and in the field
ACCAP Climate Webinars promote dialogue and a forum for discussion and information exchange between all stakeholders in Alaska so as to improve the ability of Alaskans to respond to a changing climate. Accessible statewide, the webinars identify existing information gaps and how best to fill them
Join the Wilson center for a public forum exploring ways in which crowd-based approaches, such as citizen science and community-based monitoring, are and can be used to track climate change and support indicators or indicator systems. For this and more related webinars go to
The journals’ aim is to publish the most innovative peer-reviewed articles from the discipline of Environment, as well as original thinking from elsewhere in the environment with an international dimension
CANA is a knowledge sharing web based platform by a network of partners drawn from the region. CANA brings together researchers and practitioners within Climate Science and Agriculture who are seeking to build resilience within African agriculture. The platform fills an important niche by linking climate change and agriculture policy processes with key research and development actors from Africa
A dynamic listing from world population to energy and environment, and many others