ZCO2 and UN CC:Learn Are Bringing Climate Change Education to Rio de Janeiro
ZCO2 and UN CC:Learn have partnered to increase awareness about climate change sensitive issues in the urban context of Rio de Janeiro’s communities.
The ZCO2/UN CC:Learn climate change education project aims to raise awareness about climate change issues and relate them to the urban context. The first stage will be to receive an online certification on the UN CC:Learn Introductory e-Course on Climate Change.
Two local non-profit organizations, Instituto Pro Natura and Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Gestão have been empowered by UN CC:Learn to work closely with the communities and enable the continuation of the project after the initial phase.
Through this initiative, up to 30 community leaders will be exposed to an online training on climate change. The ‘certified’ leaders will later participate in a face-to face workshop at the Museu do Amanhã relating the foundational information to the urban context. The certification and training will be conducted in Portuguese.
The Introductory e-Course on Climate Change Course covers “everything you need to know” about climate change, from climate science to governance, and has been designed to provide answers to basic questions about climate change. The course modules have been developed and peer reviewed through UN CC:Learn.
ZCO2 is a coalition program of citizens and companies engaged in sustainable development initiatives to combat climate change. It promotes a citizen community, based on various initiatives supporting the conscious consumption, on a virtuous cycle of rewards to all society. ZCO2 uses technological solutions of Logicalis, an IT Solutions and Management Service Provider to support its digital technology.
About Pro Natura
Pro-Natura’s mission is closely aligned to the objectives of the United Nations conventions on biodiversity, climate change and combating desertification. Its efforts are focused on the social, economic and environmental problems facing rural communities in the Tropics. Pro-Natura offers viable economic alternatives to people struggling to make a living from these imperiled environments. This Pro-Natura synergy is achieved by linking the preservation and restoration of natural resources to the (re) establishment of participative local governance.
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).