UN CC:Learn e-Course Attracts 3,800 Participants in Three Months, Registrations Continue
3,800 people from more than 150 countries (including 34 Least Developed Countries - LDCs) have registered for the UN CC:Learn Introductory e-Course on Climate Change (http://unccelearn.org) since its launch in February. There is a balance of participants from Asia (30%), Europe (26%) and Africa (22%).
"We are very pleased with the uptake so far. The course will be available in Spanish and French by October 2014 and we expect a significant boost in registrations as a result," says Angus Mackay, Head of the UN CC:Learn Secretariat.
The course, which is available for free, is self-paced and composed of six modules, each one taking approximately two hours to complete:
- Climate Change Science
- International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Development
- Climate Change Finance
- Planning for Climate Change
A short quiz at the end of each module allows participants to verify if they have achieved the learning objectives. Once all six modules are completed, participants receive a certificate.
The modules contain the latest information on climate change and have been peer-reviewed by UN CC:Learn partner agencies. They can also be downloaded as ppt presentations to facilitate face-to-face learning.
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 UNITAR. An important aspect of UN CC:Learn is to support countries develop a National Climate Change Learning Strategy through a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process. During the course of 2012-2013, Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, and Uganda are participating as UN CC:Learn pilot countries. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government.