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Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without climate action, decades of sustainable development is at risk, thus making this a ‘make or break’ point in time. Showcasing the most recent scientific evidence, explaining the different regional impacts and divulging climate action strategies, along with interactive tools such as a Carbon Footprint Tracker and (I) NDC Platform, this MOOC provides some opportunities, where you can take action on climate change. About the Course This action-oriented MOOC gives you the opportunity to learn about regional climate change impacts and sector-specific strategies to increase resilience and move towards a low-carbon future. You will have the opportunity to explore these issues in depth and tailor your learning experience for one or more of the following regions: • Latin America and Caribbean • Sub-Saharan Africa • Middle East and North Africa • Eastern Europe and Central Asia • East Asia and Pacific • South Asia In this endeavor, the MOOC brings together renowned scientists and policymakers to provide a synthesis of the most recent scientific evidence on climate change, regional low emissions and climate resilient development strategies across sectors. A team of expert Instructors will lead discussions around the Paris Agreement, reflections from COP22 and the progress on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Course Syllabus Overview ‘From Climate Science to Action’ is divided into four weeks. The first two weeks will provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific evidence for climate change, followed by region-specific insights on the impacts of a warmer world in the 21st century. The last two weeks will focus on action strategies that are being undertaken in different regions and countries to meet the climate challenge, and how you as an individual can take action to avoid a warmer world! Week 1: Climate Change in the 21st Century • Historical and projected observed changes in the climate system, leading up to the end of the 21st century • The potential of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted at COP 21 from 187 countries to induce climate action • Trends in climate change impacts, including loss of Arctic sea ice, melting glaciers, increased heat waves and extreme temperatures, and drought and aridity • Possible responses from natural systems, explaining how warming could result in sea-level rise, heat waves and extreme temperatures, and ocean acidification Week 2: Sectoral and Regional Impacts • Impacts on key development sectors—from warming above pre-industrial temperatures and projected climate trends—across each of the world’s regions • Sectoral impacts focusing on agricultural production, water resources, ecosystem services, and coastal vulnerability for affected populations • Importance of risks with the potential to reverse hard-won development gains and potentially trap millions in poverty, illustrating the need for urgent action now Week 3: From Science to Action on Climate Change • Region-specific discussions on mitigation actions needed to reduce emissions while decreasing vulnerability to climate change impacts through adaptation and by building climate resilience • Perspectives from regional experts on their experiences in strategies and actions proposed in each region to help transition towards a low-emissions, climate-resilient development path • Discussions on the progress of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), outcomes of the Paris Agreement and reflections from the Conference of Parties (COP)22 Week 4: What You Can Do • Transformative impact of day-to-day changes when brought to a global scale • The rationale for acting now, acting together and acting differently • Examples and expected benefits of mitigation and adaptation policies, considering both contributions to global emission reductions and local development opportunities In addition to the core resources and assignments, you may choose to go further, engaging in fun optional exercises, networking, discussion, and diving deeper into our rich selection of supplemental resources. You will have the opportunity to explore these issues in depth and tailor your learning experience for one or more of the following regions: • Latin America and Caribbean • Sub-Saharan Africa • Middle East and North Africa • Eastern Europe and Central Asia • East Asia and Pacific • South Asia Course Format This MOOC has a week-by-week structure, with resources, activities and exercises for you to engage in during each of the four weeks of the course. Each week, you will find a variety of course material, including: • Interactive video talks by renowned climate scientists and practitioners • Interactive tools: the Carbon Footprint Tracker, (I) NDC platform • Resources: Core, optional (deep dive) and fun interactives on the week’s theme • Quizzes that check your knowledge, reinforce the lesson’s material and provide immediate feedback • Assignments that will sharpen your skills of analysis, reflection and communication • Discussion forums and social media that enable collaboration with others from around the world, enriching interaction among participants • As a final project, you will create a digital artifact You can also go much further than this, engaging in optional exercises, networking, or discussion forums and dive deeper into our rich selection of additional resources. We also will use e-discussions, and other tools to facilitate dialogue between the learners and experts. Recommended Background: No background knowledge is necessary. The content of this course is designed to be accessible to students from any discipline. Connect: Communicate and share resources via Twitter using hashtag #learnclimate. Sign up for a free account at http://twitter.com...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Seção
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3 horas para concluir

Climate Change in the 21st Century

Week 1 will introduce you to the growing and well-documented body of evidence regarding observed changes in the climate system. Week 1 will also provide an overview of the projected changes in climate up until the end of the 21st century. ...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 30 min), 11 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
Climate Science and Emissions Scenarios11min
Climate Impacts in the 21st Century9min
Types of Climate Observation5min
Reading11 leituras
Welcome10min
Course at a Glance10min
Course Calendar10min
How to Succeed10min
How to be Social10min
How to Give Feedback10min
Acknowledgements10min
Course Resources10min
Overview10min
Resources10min
Optional Exercises10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 120min

2

Seção
Clock
6 horas para concluir

Sectoral and Regional Impacts

Week 2 will introduce you to the climate impacts across different regions of the planet. If warming goes beyond 2˚C, multiple threats associated with a warming planet such as extreme heat waves, sea–level rise, more intense storms, droughts and floods, will be more frequent and will have severe negative implications for the poorest and most vulnerable....
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 82 min), 10 leituras, 2 testes
Video10 videos
Sectoral Impacts Around the World (Part II)10min
Climate Change, Fragility, and Conflict7min
Sectoral Impacts in South Asia7min
Sectoral Impacts in East Asia and Pacific7min
Sectoral Impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa5min
Sectoral Impacts in Europe and Central Asia6min
Sectoral Impacts in The Middle East and North Africa8min
Sectoral Impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean11min
Resilience and Adaptation – Monitoring Coastal Zones4min
Reading10 leituras
Overview10min
Regional Impacts10min
Resources for the SA region10min
Resources for the EAP region10min
Resources for the SSA region10min
Resources for the ECA region10min
Resources for the MENA region10min
Resources for the LAC region10min
Resources10min
Optional Exercises10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 220min

3

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3 horas para concluir

From Science to Action on Climate Change

Week 3 will introduce you to a region-specific understanding of challenges on what mitigation and adaptation actions are needed to reduce emissions, at the same time decreasing vulnerability to climate change impacts and building climate resilience. The module will draw on key regional experts involved in the implementation of different policy instruments. ...
Reading
15 vídeos (Total de 127 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video15 videos
Policy Instruments for Low Emission Development12min
Mitigation in East Asia and Pacific8min
Adaptation and Resilience in East Asia and Pacific8min
Mitigation in Sub-Saharan Africa7min
Adaptation and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa9min
Mitigation in Europe and Central Asia7min
Adaptation and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia7min
Adaptation and Resilience in the Middle East and North Africa6min
Mitigation in the Middle East and North Africa7min
Mitigation in Latin America and Caribbean9min
Adaptation and Resilience in Latin America and Caribbean9min
Mitigation in South Asia8min
Adaptation and Resilience in South Asia7min
The Importance of EO in Climate Policy and Planning5min
Reading4 leituras
Overview10min
Regional Climate Action10min
Resources10min
Optional Exercises10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 320min

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3 horas para concluir

What You Can Do

This week will introduce you to the types of actions not just by your country, but by different actors including yourself, to embark on a low-emissions development trajectory that would help limit warming to below 2°C....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 28 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
Act Now, Act Together, Act Differently in Response to Climate Change5min
Perspectives - Countries Acting to Address Climate Change Challenges11min
Big Data and Crowdsourcing – ESA MOOC5min
Reading3 leituras
Overview10min
Resources10min
Optional Exercises10min
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Melhores avaliações

por TSJun 5th 2017

It was very informative, the discussions were lively and brought together thinking around the world and broadened my perspective on Climate Change and its possible effects if we do nothing now.

por DNJun 12th 2017

Very good material and course pace, I won't claim to be an expert after taking this course, but am definitely more aware of the scale and implications of the phenomenon.

Instrutores

Alan S. Miller

Principal Climate Change Specialist

Claudia Barrera

Senior Carbon Finance Specialist

Sobre The World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We support developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance. Our analytical work often underpins World Bank Group financing and helps inform developing countries’ own investments. The Open Learning Campus is the World Bank Group's single destination to accelerate development solutions through learning, where anyone can access real-time, world-class development content. It is designed to be a leading, influential space to integrate development learning and knowledge exchange for World Bank Group clients, partners, staff and the general public....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • On this page (https://www.coursera.org/learn/climate-science), click on "Enroll Now". You will need to fill in your account information (name, e-mail, password) and sign up to the Coursera, if you are not done so already.

  • The official start date for the course is: May 8, 2017. The course is open for enrollment in advance. However, the course site will only open on the start date.

  • The course is presented and closed captioned in English. Click the “cc” button on the video to view captions. English proficiency is highly recommended for an optimal learning experience.

  • The course is offered over a four-week period covering the following themes:

    Week 1: Climate Change in the 21st Century

    Week 2: Sectoral and Regional Impacts

    Week 3: From Science to Action on Climate Change

    Week 4: What You Can Do: Acting Individually to Address the Climate Challenge

  • To get the most out of this course, you must be an active learner. Access the lessons as often as possible. Review the videos and core readings, and complete the quizzes and peer assignments. We also encourage you to engage with other participants through the discussion forums, meetups or social media channels aligned with the course. Applying what you learn through the final project or other assignments will also be vital to your learning.

  • Together with completing the course requirements, and paying a $5 fee, you will receive a Course certificate from Coursera. Course requirements include gaining a cumulative score of 50% in the following required activities: three quizzes, two peer review assignments and a final project. You will receive a distinction if you score 80% or over. These core resources and assignments will take around three hours per week to complete.

  • No. If you are not concerned about formally completing the course and receiving a Course Certificate, you can dip in and out of the course, make connections with others, and learn some new things. You are more than welcome to do this in whatever way makes the most sense for you.

  • You can find some tips to troubleshoot technical problems from Coursera in this page https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us. If you have any further questions please send us an email with your question to moocsupport@worldbank.org

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