14 August 2018, Geneva, Switzerland - Since the platform’s launch, back in 2014, we have strived to leave no one behind as we train people on the key aspects to understand and address climate change. For this reason, all of the courses currently offered are free of charge and in an increasing number of languages, including English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Khmer, and Portuguese.
Today, the UN CC:e-Learn platform provides the following courses:
- Introductory e-Course on Climate Change
- Open Online Course on Gender and Environment
- REDD+ Academy e-Course
- Children and Climate Change
- Cities and Climate Change
- Human Health and Climate Change
- International Aviation: Introduction to States’ Action Plans to Reduce CO2
- Climate Information and Services
- Climate Policy and Public Finance
- Climate Responsive Budgeting
- National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture (currently closed)
Many UN CC:Learn alumni got inspired by the above courses and use the knowledge acquired to take action.
Here are some testimonials:
“By taking UN CC:e-Learn courses, I was able to grant communities the access to national and international markets with their products, (…). I was able to raise awareness in the approach of nature conservation”, - Dr. Rahman, a Regional Project Coordinator in the Mountains and Markets Project in the Northern Province of Pakistan
“I took the course and got my first UN certificate! The course really boosted my morale and enriched my CV because it gave me an added academic advantage over my peers,” - Nura Jibo, a young Nigerian climate-change expert.
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. (…) This course allowed me to find my way, to define what I want to do the rest of my days”, - Mariel Bruno, a trained Bolivian agroindustrial Engineer
You can read more on the UN CC:Learn blog. If you have not registered to the platform to access our e-learning courses and resources, now is the time to do so – it is a free, fun and interactive way to learn about climate change!
Please register here: https://unccelearn.org
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). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Photo 1: UN CC:Learn Alumni testimonials