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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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TS
4 de Jun de 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.

VR
22 de Mai de 2020

This course give quite comprehensive learning about climate science and makes you think how can you use this knowledge in your personal and professional domain as concrete action.

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por Richard H

10 de Mai de 2016

Everyone should take the course if they have a computer. We need to start admitting the science and focusing upon how to fix this over the next few decades. We need a plan.

por Désiré N

12 de Jun de 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.

por Rukaiya A

10 de Jun de 2017

Educative course! I'll recommend this course to anyone that wants to gain an insight on what climate change is all about, & what's being done to mitigate it World over.

por NABAKISHORE P

15 de Jun de 2016

this is for your kind information that due to some technical problem i am suffering too much. kindly consider and give me certificates . Thanking you. NABAKISHORE PANDU

por Máximo O B R

8 de Jul de 2021

Es un curso de alto nivel, ahora tengo un mejor entendimiento sobre las implicaciones del Cambio Climático en la vida y sobre el futuro de la humanidad,

por Onesmus M N

4 de Jun de 2017

It was a great course for as an environmental science graduate. I learned a lot even as I intend to enroll for a Masters degree in Climate change.

por Kolitha D

9 de Mai de 2017

This is a good course to understand how and why climate is changing and what can we do for that. It also describe how monetize renewable energy.

por BHASKER V B

5 de Jun de 2017

Simply superb - full throttle learning if intending to do so. Complex aspects are compiled simply and in a manner 'easy to understand'.

por Maxime V

22 de Mai de 2020

Course very interesting and complete to know the impacts of climate change on different parts of the world, and some of the solutions

por Tenzin J

24 de Ago de 2020

Very informative course on how climate change is impacting us and around and what we can do to be a part of the solution.

por Abhivyakti S

9 de Jul de 2021

Very nice course, well structured in a way that it takes you through the most basic to the advanced topics step by step.

por Rimsha A

9 de Mai de 2020

It provided great knowledge about change and how to prevent it, where are we standing and what can be done. Great course

por Mihwa W

6 de Abr de 2021

Very informative and well-organized. It would be great if we could view the discussion forums first before posting.

por Ugokwe C

6 de Jun de 2017

It was an eyeopener, and increased my knowledge about the climate and how to it relates to our everyday lives.

por Ahamed I S N

9 de Jun de 2017

I am very happy with the course as the graded assignments brings us to show our views and ideas to the world

por Emoit P O I

11 de Jun de 2017

It has made me understand the climate change issues in a simple way. The lessons were very educative

por Emilio F G

15 de Set de 2019

An excellent opportunity to share validated information with renowned experts on this topic

por Mutiara R M

8 de Jun de 2016

Useful knowledge. Very recommended to be applied in daily activities or academic research.

por Victoria A M

26 de Jul de 2021

Gracias por toda la información que brindan para que los cursos sean de calidad!

por DINESHKUMAR S

12 de Jun de 2017

This is a very good basic course to take through all stages of climate science.

por Mohammed T ( M

6 de Jun de 2017

covers the basics of what everyone now a days should know about climate change.

por tania a

29 de Jun de 2017

Very clear and useful material. Excellent videos. Self explaining examples.

por Ana R P

23 de Mai de 2017

Thank you so much for instructing Ana Pelayo, such a good job.

Ana Pelayo.

por Md. A S

13 de Jun de 2017

It was course to learn about different aspects of climate change.

por Simon M

29 de Jun de 2017

Really nice course. It teaches a lot and is very informative...