New Climate Change Learning Modules on Health and Cities Now Available Online!
The UN CC:Learn introductory e-course on climate change now includes 2 new specialized modules on cities and health!
11 December 2015, Geneva, Switzerland - UN CC:Learn is pleased to announce the launch of two new specialized introductory learning modules on 1) Climate Change and Cities and 2 ) Climate Change and Human Health. These modules were developed with support from UN-Habitat and WHO respectively. They extend the UN CC:Learn Introductory Course on Climate Change, which includes a core set of 6 basic modules.
Climate Change and Cities
This module introduces the theme of climate change in urban areas. The module covers how cities are affected by climate change and how cities are contributing to climate change. In addition, the module looks at how climate change adaptation and mitigation can be considered in urban planning and identifies concrete measures. Several examples of how cities can play a transformational role in addressing climate change are presented.
Climate Change and Health
This module introduces the theme of climate change and human health. Human health is directly affected by the weather, climate variability and climate change. The module explains how mitigation and adaptation policies and measures in health and related sectors can benefit the human health. Several examples of how countries are responding to the health challenges posed by climate change, including taking advantage of the opportunities, are presented. All Modules are also available as downloadable power point presentations that can be used for offline study or for training purposes. The modules also contain links to other UN resources on climate change.
Please visit UN CC:Learn website to access these modules.
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 (IUNITAR).
Picture 1: Climate Change and Cities Module
Picture 2: Climate Change and Health Module