Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

UN CC:Learn e-course is now available in Mandarin Chinese!

23 June 2017 | Online


The UN CC:Learn introductory e-Course on Climate Change, which gathered 86,000 participants from around the world, is now available in Chinese! The Chinese version of the course was developed in collaboration with the Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD). The course was officially launched at the International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability 2017 held in Tongji University, Shanghai, China. 


The course is free and self-paced, which allows participants to master the basics of climate change and to gain a certificate produced by UNITAR and other UN partners.

The e-course is structured by six 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. Climate Change Governance and Planning


To register, please go to:

The course syllabus is available here:

About IESD:

The Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) was established in 2002 by the United Nations Environment Programme and Tongji University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, to serve as a global think tank for the environment and sustainable development education, research and South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

About UN CC:Learn

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).