5 years after the launch of UN CC:Learn platform, this week we celebrate the issuance of 50,000 certificates!

UN CC:Learn is delighted to announce the issuance of 50,000 certificates this week. We appreciate all the support that we have been receiving constantly from more than 213,000 users worldwide. On behalf of the UN CC:Learn Secretariat many thanks and congratulations to the Swiss Development Cooperation and all our UN CC:Learn partner agencies in successfully promoting global climate change literacy. 

The platform has changed considerably since its launch in 2014. The number of e-courses offered has increased due to the development of a multiplicity of introductory and advanced learning resources. To better meet the demands of our users, our platform offers a comprehensive e-learning catalogue on climate change and green economy. New courses have been developed in partnership with other UN agencies and more recently, we have added seven new courses on our platform.

For instance, the e-course on ‘Introduction to Green Economy’ is the first e-course on that topic available in our platform which aims at exploring basic concepts, policy instruments and international frameworks of inclusive green economies. Followed by ‘Introduction to Sustainable Finance’, this course discusses opportunities, challenges, and enabling conditions for countries to benefit from growing sustainable investment opportunities.

The e-course on ‘Sustainable Diet’ was developed in partnership with Danone which aims to discuss on how to make better food choices considering both human and planetary well-being. The student will also be challenged to develop a personal sustainable and healthy diet plan.

In addition to that, three new tutorials on finance, adaptation and water management have also been developed, these are ‘Finding the Money – Financing Climate Action’, ‘Making the Right Choices – Prioritizing Adaptation Options’ and ‘Keeping the Taps Running in a Changing Climate’ respectively.

Moreover, an updated version of our e-course on REDD+ was launched in two editions: ‘Fundamentals on REDD+’ covering the basics including the elements required under the UNFCCC on how to prepare and implement REDD+ at the national level and ‘Advancing on REDD+’ which discusses in more detail other REDD+ elements.

With the aim of covering and amplifying the course catalogue, UN CC:Learn launched an Affiliation Programme to enhance global climate literacy through dissemination of the best quality learning resources to a broad range of interested users around the world. As such, we are pleased to host the e-course ‘Climate Change International Legal Regime’ developed by UN Environment and UNITAR. It explains key provisions and commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

Currently, the e-learning platform offers 18 free e-courses and tutorials in 8 languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Thai and Khmer, as below:

Introductory e-Course on Climate Change

Introduction to Green Economy

Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

Sustainable Diet

Introduction to Sustainable Finance

Fundamentals on REDD+

Advancing on REDD+

Climate Change International Legal Regime

Children and Climate Change

Human Health and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change

Finding the Money – Financing Climate Action

Making the Right Choices – Prioritizing Adaptation Options

International Aviation: Intro to States’ Action Plans to Reduce CO2

Climate Information and Services

Keeping the Taps Running in a Changing Climate

Climate Policy and Public finance

Climate Responsive Budgeting

Are you interested in becoming part of our global learning community? Register today at www.unccelearn.org.