01 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn Secretariat, provided by UNITAR, has launched two Resource Guides for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of the science of climate change. This material complements the UN CC:Learn e-course on the Basics of Climate Change.

Resource Guides on Climate Change Science

 Resource Guide (pdf) for Advanced Learning on the Fundamentals Climate Change Science

Resource Guide (pdf) for Advance of Learning on Predicting and Projecting Climate Change

The two guides, which were developed with technical advice from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provide a tour of the best and most relevant resources on climate change science, mostly drawn from within the UN System. Target groups include:

  • Decision makers;
  • Technical level officials at national and local goverment levels;
  • NGOs involved in the development and implementation of climatological programmes;
  • Project and programme managers; and
  • Interested citizens/students/youth. 

The guides are organized into three parts. Part I provides basic orientation for readers, including a brief introduction to the subject area and an outline of the specific learning topics to be covered. Part II lists available written learning resources as well training courses currently being offered, organized by learning topic. Part III provides more detailed factsheets and further links to source material.

The guides are part of a series facilitating access to state-of-the-art materials relevant for climate change learning. Additional Resource Guides on understanding the climate change and health interface as well as on integrating climate change in education at the primary and secondary level will be launched shortly.


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. One of the objectives of UN CC:Learn is to facilitate access to existing climate change learning materials and to support the development of complementary learning resources, as appropriate. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government. For further information please contact: uncclearn@unitar.org.