21 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn partnership has just released a new self-paced e-learning course on climate change. The course is free-of-charge and covers 6 modules including climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning. It provides 10-12 hours of interactive learning and uses a mix of different approaches including visuals, explanatory text, videos, and quiz questions. Learners receive a certificate once they have completed and successfully passed all 6 modules. It also comes with downloadable PPT based versions that can be used as an instructional tool for face-to-face events.

The course has been developed and peer-reviewed through UN CC:Learn, a One UN partnership involving 33 organizations.

To make a start just click on the link below and register. Please note that the course works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Course on Climate Change

About UN CC:Learn

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is provided by UNITAR. An important aspect of UN CC:Learn is to support countries develop a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development through a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process. During the course of 2012-2013, Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, and Uganda have participated as UN CC:Learn pilot countries. Core funding for the 2011-2013 implementation phase of UN CC:Learn has been provided by the Swiss Government.