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New UN CC:Learn Resource Guides Promote Advanced Learning on Climate Change & Health and on Climate Change Education

04 September 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland

The UN CC:Learn Secretariat has launched two new advanced learning Resource Guides focusing respectively on climate change & health and on climate change education. These Guides provide access to the best and most relevant resources, mostly drawn from within the UN System, on the two topics. This material complements the UN CC:Learn e-course on the Basics of Climate Change.

The Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Understanding the Climate Change and Health Interface was developed with technical advice of the World Health Organization (WHO). It has been developed for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of the linkages between climate change and health. Target groups include:

  • Decision makers and technical staff working on health and climate change issues;
  • Stakeholders involved in adaptation and mitigation;
  • Representatives involved in the global UNFCCC process;
  • General health sector professionals;
  • NGO experts and researchers; and
  • Interested citizens/youth/students.

The Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Integrating Climate Change in Education at Primary and Secondary Level was developed with technical advice of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It provides resources relevant for learning about both formal and informal education on climate change at primary and secondary level. Target groups include:

  • Decision makers in the education sector;
  • Curriculum development specialists and education planners;
  • Primary and secondary teachers/youth educators;
  • Teacher training institutions;
  • NGO experts and researchers; and
  • Interested citizens/youth/students.

The guides are organized into three parts. Part I provides basic orientation for readers, including a brief introduction to the subject area and an outline of the specific learning topics to be covered. Part II lists available written learning resources as well training courses currently being offered, organized by learning topic. Part III provides more detailed factsheets and further links to source material.

The guides are part of a series facilitating access to state-of-the-art materials relevant for climate change learning. Other two Resource Guides have been issued on the Fundamentals of Climate Change Science and on Predicting and Projecting Climate Change.

 

About UN CC:Learn

UN CC:Learn is 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). One of the objectives of UN CC:Learn is to facilitate access to existing climate change learning materials and to support the development of complementary learning resources, as appropriate. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government. For further information please contact: uncclearn@unitar.org.