An Introductory E-Course on climate change which is administered by the ONE UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) – 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 the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing National Strategies to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development - also referred to as climate change learning strategies. During the pilot phase (2011-2013) five countries have prepared learning strategies, including Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, and Uganda.
The course provides a general understanding of climate change science and offers up-to-date information on issues that can potentially impact the extent of biological diversity, level of commerce and standard of living within the global community.
It is structured around six (6) Modules:
1. Climate Change Science
2. International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change
3. Climate Change Adaptation
4. Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Development
5. Climate Change Finance
6. Planning for Climate Change
The Modules have been developed and peer-reviewed through UN CC:Learn and the course has been developed with support by the Government of Switzerland.