The UN CC:Learn e-Course Soon Coming to China with Support from the IESD
28 July 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - Confucious once said that learning without thought is labor lost…and thought without learning is perilous. He was right. Confucius was a Chinese politician and philosopher, but most notably, he provided one of the oldest and noblest services to society – he was a teacher.
To support climate change learning in China, the UN CC:Learn Secretariat is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) for the translation and dissemination of the UN CC:Learn intro e-course.
This agreement will lead the way for providing access to climate change knowledge to the Chinese population, subsequently contributing to a better understanding of climate change, its impacts and what we can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. This will also increase the visibility of UN CC:Learn’s work in Asia, the earth’s largest and most populous continent.
The IESD was established in 2002 by the United Nations Environment Programme and Tongji University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, to serve as a global think tank for the environment and sustainable development education, research and South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
The UN CC:Learn secretariat is excited about this new partnership and initiative, and it is hoped that the e-course on climate change in Mandarin will be launched by the end of the year. Please keep your eyes on UN CC:Learn e-learn platform for upcoming announcements!
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Photo 1: Introductory e-Course to Climate Change in Chinese