UN CC:Learn has partnered up with WHO, UNITAR and Climate Tracker to come up with a course that unpacks the interlinkages between climate change and health. In the lead-up to COP26 and amid a global pandemic, approaching these topics together has never been so important. Read on to find out more!

Human-driven climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year from 2030 to 2050, as well as billions of extra costs to countries throughout the globe. Also, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important interlinkages between human health and the state of our environment and economies. As societies expand and develop, addressing human health and climate change as two intertwined topics has never been so important.

In light of these challenge and aiming at supporting delegates participating in the upcoming UN climate change negotiations (COP26), UN CC:Learn, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Climate Tracker have developed a brand new e-course on Climate Change Negotiations and Health.

The newly launched e-course is entirely self-paced, has 6 lessons and takes an average of 3 hours to be completed. It unveils the interlinkages between climate change and health and sheds light on how international treaties on climate change address health issue. Additionally, the course is supported by two webinars on negotiation skills (webinar 1and webinar 2). Upon completion of the course, users will be able to:

  • Explain how climate change affects health.
  • Recognize the international climate change policy framework.
  • Identify the Parties and groups of Parties to the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement, including their respective commitments and negotiation positions.
  • Describe the outcomes of past negotiation sessions.
  • Discuss the key issues in the ongoing international climate change negotiations, particularly in relation to the promotion of health priorities and the integration of health in all policies.

The course is open to anybody interested. However, it should be of particular interest to the following audiences:

  1. Health sector professionals participating in international climate change negotiations and in national climate change-related processes;
  2. Environmental sector professionals participating in international and national climate change processes as well as climate change negotiators;
  3. Other interested government officials and practitioners;
  4. Academics and university students;
  5. Other individuals interested in learning about the promotion of health priorities in the context of climate change and climate change negotiations.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, which means scoring 70% or more in the final quiz within 3 attempts, users will get an official UN CC:Learn certificate.

Take the course here.

Hassan Mowlid is a public health professional and a UN CC:Learn champion from Somalia. He has co-founded the Somali Greenpeace Association and has trained more than 1,000 youth on climate change. He is inspired to keep training others on climate issues and biodiversity. Read his story and discover how powerful can be to lead education programmes on climate change at local level.

My name is Hassan Mowlid Yasin, and I am a public health and public administration professional from Somalia. I am also an environmental activist, co-founder and vice-chairperson of the Somali Greenpeace Association, and the National Chapter Lead for Somalia for the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC).

Photo: Hassan Mowlid Yasin

Photo: Hassan Mowlid Yasin

I took my first online course on the UN CC:Learn platform in 2017, and since then my life – in relation to the environment, and climate change issues – has changed completely. I have now taken ten different UN CC:Learn courses, including those on Gender and Environment, Human Health and Climate Change, and Children and Climate Change. These have helped me to begin advocating on climate change and environmental protection.

Through various initiatives, I have now trained more than 1,000 youth on what climate change is and how it is impacting our life. I have also co-founded the Somali Greenpeace Association (SOGPA), which aims to address climate change issues, food security and biodiversity loss in my country. Through the association, we have taken a number of different actions to raise awareness around climate change and environmental issues among different groups of people.

Photo: Hassan Mowlid Yasin

Photo: Hassan Mowlid Yasin

For instance, we have developed a number of tree-planting initiatives at different schools, youth centres and at the Somali National University. As part of these initiatives, we have conducted field training and education sessions on the importance of tree planting as a climate mitigation action, as well as awareness training on the negative impacts of deforestation, and sessions on plant protection.

We’ve also conducted different education programmes on climate change, and for World Environment Day 2020 trained more than 100 local youth on the importance of biodiversity for addressing climate issues. This including educating these on the interlinkages between climate, biodiversity, and peace and security. SOGPA also raised awareness on these linkages on World Peace Day, which we celebrated with the theme “Give Peace to the Environment”. As well as youth groups, we’ve also trained the Somali police on the issue of environmental protection.

Photo: Hassan Mowlid Yasin

Photo: Hassan Mowlid Yasin

Finally, developing this knowledge and understand has also allowed me to partner with like-minded youth groups who share similar climate and environmental goals. I’m now a representative on numerous youth organizations in both Africa and beyond, including the United Nations Environment Programme for Children and Youth (UNEP MGCY), Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Plant for the Planet (PFP), Climate Change Educators Network (CE Educator’s Network), and African Union’s Youth, Peace and Security Network for the East African Region (AU-EA YPS Network).

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The course aims to support delegates attending the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and participating in climate diplomacy. It also provides valuable insights for the professionals involved in the development and implementation of national climate change and health policies. 

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  • Health
  • Climate Change

Self-paced course

3 hours

Welcome

It is increasingly evident that environmental challenges have an impact on human health, reinforcing existing risks. For instance, it is estimated that climate change will cause around 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 – linked to issues ranging from malnutrition to heat stress, with direct costs to health expected to be between USD 2-4 billion/year by 20301. Also, the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important interlinkages between human health and the state of our environment and economies.

With the recognition that the equilibrium between people and planet is one of the fundamental issues of our time, this online course delves into the interlinkages between climate change and health, with particular reference to the international climate change policy process and the need for a healthy a green recovery from COVID-19.

Specifically, the course aims to support delegates attending the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and participating in climate diplomacy. It also provides valuable insights for the professionals involved in the development and implementation of national climate change and health policies. 

What you will learn?

The ultimate objective of the course is to support participants in addressing health within climate change negotiations and national policy processes, as well as in considering climate change in health policies.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how climate change affects health;
  • Recognize the international climate change policy framework;
  • Identify the Parties and groups of Parties to the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement, including their respective commitments and negotiation positions;
  • Describe the outcomes of past negotiation sessions;
  • Discuss the key issues in the ongoing international climate change negotiations, particularly in relation to the promotion of health priorities and the integration of health in all policies.

Course at a Glance

The course features key information on climate change and its impacts on human health, provides an overview of the climate change negotiations so far, and considers entry points to address health issues and priorities within climate change negotiations and policies. It is divided into six lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Health and Climate Change
Lesson 2: History of the UN Climate Negotiations
Lesson 3: The Paris Agreement
Lesson 4: From Paris to Glasgow
Lesson 5: Health in the UN Climate Change Negotiations
Lesson 6: Healthy and Green Recovery from COVID-19

Who is this course for?

The course provides clear, concise, and up-to-date information for anybody interested in addressing the health risks arising from climate change. It should be of particular interest to the following audiences:

1) Health sector professionals participating in international climate change negotiations and in national climate change-related processes;
2) Environmental sector professionals participating in international and national climate change processes as well as climate change negotiators;
3) Other interested government officials and practitioners;
4) Academics and university students;
5) Other individuals interested in learning about the promotion of health priorities in the context of climate change and climate change negotiations.

Methodology

The course is self-paced and not moderated. It is adapted to the schedule of professionals in full-time work. Participants are provided with the opportunity to learn through various experiences: absorb (read); interact (activity); and reflect (relate to one’s own reality).

The course includes a series of self-standing interactive lessons with different activities, exercises, case studies, and videos. It also contains a wealth of links to other resources on health and climate change and is thus a gateway to more in-depth and specific information.

A quiz at the end of the course allows participants to assess the achievement of the learning objectives. A quiz is successfully passed at a score of 70% or higher, within three attempts. Once the certification criteria have been met, learners can download a certificate of completion from the “Certification” section of the course webpage.

After the completion, participants have the possibility to submit a feedback form accessible on the course webpage.

How climate change can impact on disease outbreaks such as Zika or Dengue? Andrea Monroy-Licht our UN CC:Learn Champion has been leading a project called Salud 1.5º.  This initiative seeks to encourage students to take action against the health risks associated with climate change and global warming. This Colombian teacher from Barranquilla has already made positive changes in her community and is looking forward to replicating this project in other cities. Discover more about her environmental education activities on climate change issues which aims at mitigating the effects associated with vector-borne diseases.

My name is Andrea Monroy-Licht, and I am a Professor at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. Together with my colleague Ricardo Gutierrez, I lead the Cell Biology course, which is taught to first-year medical students.

Andrea Monroy-Licht profile picture | Photo: Andrea Monroy-Licht

Andrea Monroy-Licht profile picture | Photo: Andrea Monroy-Licht

Completing the UN CC:Learn course on Human Health and Climate Change inspired us to change our approach to teaching students taking the Cell Biology course, in order to integrate climate change and global warming issues.  The increase in temperatures caused by climate change can activate the migration processes of vectors – such as mosquitoes – to other regions, thus increasing the likelihood of disease outbreaks such as Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, and Malaria in areas where these outbreaks were previously not common. Similarly, high temperatures in several areas tend to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases associated with heat shock.

This evidence led us to create a project called Salud 1.5ºC – a space to enhance critical thinking skills around the relationship between human health and the health of our planet. This initiative seeks to encourage students to take action against the health risks associated with climate change and global warming, through the completion of an environmental management project. Four topics are currently being worked on in parallel:

  1. heat shock diseases,
  2. vector-borne diseases (e.g. from mosquitoes),
  3. health risks associated with water pollution by microplastics, and
  4. the effects of environmental pollutants such as endocrine disruptors.
Photo: Andrea Monroy-Licht

Photo: Andrea Monroy-Licht

The project involves 159 students and 48 families. Within these families, the students implement actions related to environmental education on climate change issues which are aimed at mitigating the effects associated with vector-borne diseases – through prevention campaigns and the reduction of sources that induce the increase of mosquito vectors. On the issue of heat shock diseases, students carry out tree planting and eco-environmental initiatives to reduce high temperatures in some parts of their homes. For the microplastics project, students lead campaigns for the recycling, reuse, and reduction of this type of materials in their homes. Finally, on the topic of chemicals with potential endocrine-disrupting effects, students educate their families about the risks that these products pose to their health and ecosystems when discarded. They also propose the use of alternative natural products with low environmental impact.

Photo: Andrea Monroy-Licht

Photo: Andrea Monroy-Licht

Through the Salud 1.5ºC project, we hope to encourage more and more people to join these initiatives.  To date, the project has reached 461 people: 199 students and 262 family members. It continues to operate under pandemic conditions, which fills us with happiness as there are no excuses for not taking care of the planet. Importantly, this project is demonstrating that with the commitment of each of us many actions can be implemented to mitigate climate change and the pollution of the planet. Looking forwards, we are planning to consolidate a strategy that can be replicated in other subjects, universities, and cities  – multiplying actions for our health and the health of the planet.

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Tell us about the sustainable actions you are taking at your home, school, or workplace that contribute to tackling climate change. Share your actions with us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter or LinkedIn. Any action is often better than no action.

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Access our e-learning platform on unccelearng.org and take free courses on climate change and green economy. If you don’t know how to start, join our learning community and access our free course on Human Health and Climate Change.

Food waste is a problem that can no longer be ignored because every bit of food that ends up in the garbage also means a waste of resources such as water, farmland, and energy needed to produce food. Some developers have taken it upon themselves to find ways to connect people to food that would go to waste, and so helping to reduce the amount of food thrown out every day. Here are six apps that will change the way you buy food.

In a world where one in nine people on earth (about 795 million people) don’t have food to eat, we continuously waste 1.3 billion tons of edible food each year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. This means that one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is lost.

Selecting flawless vegetables and fruits has become a habit for many consumers. Bright yellow bananas without any brown spots, perfectly shaped orange bell peppers, and apples that have an impeccable red glow sans bruises. In reality, this “harmless” habit contributes to perfectly edible food getting thrown out because of how it looks. Ultimately, food waste is responsible for over seven percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), making it a key challenge in tackling climate change.

Did you know that in the United Kingdom, 1.4 million bananas are thrown away every day?

Food waste is a problem that can no longer be ignored because every bit of food that ends up in the garbage also means a waste of resources such as water, farmland, and energy needed to produce food in the first place. Some developers have taken it upon themselves to find ways to connect people to food that would otherwise go to waste, and so helping to reduce the amount of food thrown out every day.

YourLocal: To fight food waste in Denmark, two friends came up with the idea to link consumers to local shops that have leftover food. Given its success, in 2015 YourLocal became the first app to help small businesses and supermarkets sell surplus food that would otherwise go to waste.
The app is available for iPhone and Android.

Too Good To Go: The concept is simple: through a free smartphone app, Too Good To Go helps food stores sell their surplus food instead of throwing it away. The best part? People get to enjoy good food at a fraction of the price. This free smartphone app is available in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK, with plans to expand to other countries. If you live in one of these countries, start saving on food today.
The app is available for iPhone and Android.

In 2017, Too Good To Go users saved over 2 million meals that would probably have ended in the garbage.

Olio: Next time you are going on a long weekend getaway, think about sharing your vegetables and fruits with your neighbor. This app allows users to connect with neighbors or local shops that have surplus food. You can also browse for food that’s available nearby (all products are free or for donation to charity) and arrange for a pick-up.
The app is available for iPhone and Android.

No Food Wasted: This app allows people in the Netherlands to know when products that are close to their “best-before” date go on sale at their local supermarket. This means you can quickly change your shopping list, buy products that are marked down, and save money.
The app is available for iPhone and Android.

In developing countries, 40 percent of losses occur during the harvest and processing level. In industrialized countries, 40 percent of losses happen at the retail or consumer level. Source: FAO.

We Save Eat: To tackle food waste in Barcelona, stores post their surplus food on We Save Eat and users are able to purchase products at a reduced price. If you own a food shop in Barcelona, you can sign up to be part of the We Save Eat community.
The app is available for iPhone and Android.

Flashfood: Available in the United States and Canada, Flashfood allows people to immediately browse food deals near them. This not only saves money for shoppers, but it increases revenues for vendors while contributing to diminishing environmental impacts.
The app is available for download here.

Become conscious about your food consumption is the first step toward a sustainable lifestyle. However, you can take a further step and learn in-depth on how your diet impacts the environment and our planet by taking our e-course on Sustainable Diet, currently available in English and Portuguese.

Are you using one of these apps? If so, how has it changed your daily habits? Tell us on Facebook or Instagram, we want to know!

Our food habits and daily choices affect our health the health of the planet. This course helps participants gain knowledge to make their diets healthier and more sustainable. It discusses farming, buy food locally, waste and packaging, and changing eating habits.

 

“I learn so much about how our diet can impact the environment. After taking this course, I feel like I’m ready to adjust my diet in order to save the planet.” – Learner from India

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  • Climate Change
  • Health
  • Youth
  • Education

Self-paced course

2 hours

Welcome

Be a part of the sustainable food revolution! Learn how your food habits and daily choices are affecting your health and that of the planet. Gain the skills and knowledge to make your diet more healthy and sustainable. After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Explain what is at stake: how your food choices affect your health and the environment?
  • Make better food choices that consider both human and planetary well-being
  • Identify ways in which changing your diet makes a positive impact
  • Develop a personal sustainable and healthy diet plan or project

The course will help you take action to counter climate change and lead a sustainable and healthy lifestyle!

The course at a glance

  1. Our Choices Matter: How the way we consume and produce food affects our health and the planet.

2. Better Farming: Why should we pay attention to farming methods?

3. Buying Food Locally: Why should we care where our food comes from?

4. Is Processed Food Bad?: Is processed food always unhealthy?

5. Reading the Labels: How to get the right information for a better food choice?

6. Food Waste and Packaging: When is packaging necessary, when and how can it be avoided?

7. Changing Eating Habits: How to change eating habits for a healthier, sustainable lifestyle?

8. My Plate, My Pledge: What will you do to improve your health and that of the planet?

Completion Requirements

After completing the course you will get a certificate. All you need to do is complete all 7 videos, factsheets and activities, as well as choose your sustainable food pledge before the certificate becomes automatically available to download.

You can keep track of your progress and download your certificate under the “Certification” tab on the main course page.

Partners

Special thanks to Danone for the support in realizing this course.

Disclaimer

This course (video) is made available for educational purposes only.

It aims to provide general information on the relation between food, human health, and environmental
sustainability, in order to enable people to make more informed choices based on their own convictions, priorities, cultures, and beliefs.

The images and references used in this course are for illustrative purposes only.

This course should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for professional
medical or nutritional advice.

 

Climate change is causing both scarcity and abundance of water. This has serious impacts on health, agriculture, energy and infrastructure. This course looks at integrated approaches to water management, and how these can help adaptation efforts.

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  • Health
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Adaptation

Tutorial

0.45 hours

Welcome

This tutorial introduces the concept of mainstreaming climate change adaptation into water resources.

Who should take this course

  • The engaged public and practitioners with an interest in better understanding the cross-sectoral linkages between water resources and climate change.
  • Policy-makers wanting to increase their understanding on how an integrated approach to water management can help adaptation across sectors and how it can be an entry-point for their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). 
  • Policy-makers and experts attending the NAP-GSP face-to-face regional training on Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into water resources.  

Completion requirements

This course does not have a learning assessment therefore, a certificate will not be issued.

Partners

This tutorial is a learning initiative of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as part of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).  It is part of the support to the NAP Toolkit to the face-to-face training package.  The NAP-GSP is a joint programme, implemented by UNDP and UN Environment, in collaboration with other UN Agencies to assist countries with their NAP processes.  The programme is funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).

 

Human health is directly affected by the weather, climate variability and climate change. This course explains how mitigation and adaptation policies and measures can benefit human health. It also presents tools and examples to assess and integrate health within climate change policies and strategies.

 

“Absolutely exceeded my expectations and has immensely contributed to sharpening my critical thinking skillset.” – Learner from United Arab Emirates

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  • Climate Change
  • Health
  • Youth

Short course

2 hours

Welcome

This course provides an introduction to the health challenges, as well as the opportunities, that can be associated with climate change. It includes one module divided into 3 sections and takes around 2 hours to complete.

What you will learn

After completing this specialized module, you will be able to:

  • Explain how weather, climate variability and climate change can affect human health.
  • Describe the health benefits of mitigation and adaptation policies and measures in health and related sectors.
  • Identify a variety of tools to assess and integrate health within climate change policies and strategies, and integrate climate change within health policies and strategies.
  • Provide examples of how countries are responding to the health challenges posed by climate change, including taking advantage of the opportunities.

Course at a glance

This specialized module has three sections:

  1. Climate Change and Human Health
  2. Adaptation: Building Health Systems’ Resilience to Climate Change
  3. The Mutual Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation and Health Policies

Completion requirements

Once the quiz is completed with above 70% of passing scores, you will receive a certificate of completion from WHO and UNITAR. You have three attempts to each quiz.

Partners and Contributors

The module has been developed and peer-reviewed through UN CC:Learn, with technical leadership provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

What would be key elements to consider in the management of international waters? Is the way in which women and men interact with water resources relevant? Check out a new free e-learning module on gender and international waters to understand why it is important to engage both women and men to foster a more equitable and sustainable water resource use for everybody.

International waters are crucial for human well-being, providing a multiplicity of essential ecosystem services and supporting a wide range of economic activities all over the world. Ensuring the sustainable management of such resources is therefore of paramount importance. In this context, what would be key elements to consider? Is the way in which women and men interact with water resources relevant?

A new free e-learning module on gender and international waters discusses the importance of taking gender considerations into account and of engaging both women and men in improved governance systems that will foster a more equitable and sustainable water resource use for everybody.

Cover of the Module on Gender and International Waters

This engaging learning resource, open to environmental specialists, development practitioners and policy-makers working on gender and international waters, as well as anyone interested, is self-paced and takes around 1 hour to complete. It is divided into three sections:

1.    Gender & International Waters
2.    Dimensions of International Waters and the Gender Gap
3.    Gender and International Waters: A Framework for Action

After completing this module, you will be able to:

•    Describe the relationship between gender and international waters.
•    Identify key international commitments on gender equality and international water resources.
•    Explain how gender equality contributes to the sustainable management of international waters.
•    Provide examples of gender responsive initiatives related to international waters.

The module includes an interactive lesson, with videos, relevant statistics, case studies, exercises, key messages and references to additional resources. An offline version is also available for self-study or training purposes.

Interactive features of the module

At the end, a quiz allows users to measure the achievement of the learning objectives and, if successful, receive a certificate of participation.

While self-standing, the module is part of the free e-learning course on the gender and environment that can be accessed on the UN CC:Learn e-learning platform. This course includes 6 modules on 1) gender and environment, 2) gender and biodiversity, 3) gender and climate change, 4) gender and land degradation, 5) gender and international waters, and 6) gender, chemicals and waste. A certificate of completion is made available to participants successfully completing the full course.

This e-learning product has been developed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), UNITAR/UN CC:Learn, with valuable contributions from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, among others.

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New e-learning course on Sustainable Diet to shift mindsets and foster better food choices for the health of people and the planet. Registration is now open!

UN CC:Learn and Danone launch an innovative e-learning course on Sustainable Diet to shift mindsets and foster better food choices for the health of people and the planet 

Climate Change poses a serious threat to future food supplies because of animal and plant species disappearing at an unprecedented rate. “The loss of biodiversity for food and agriculture is seriously undermining our ability to feed and nourish an ever-growing global population,” says Jose Graziano da Silva, Head of FAO (UN CC:Learn partner). “We need to use biodiversity in a sustainable way so that we can better respond to rising climate change challenges and produce food in a way that doesn’t harm our environment,” he said.

Image: FAO – The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

These challenges will transform the way we produce, market and consume food, but for this to happen we must change our relationship with food both as producers and consumers. With a global population of 7 billion people and dwindling natural resources, we, as individuals, businesses, and societies, need to learn to live and act in a sustainable way. This is pushing companies to look for new and more sustainable solutions. They are beginning to understand that this shift is inevitable and are starting to incorporate sustainability in their long-term business strategies. The big change should be implemented at all levels from the supply chain, through the employees to the way consumers are informed and educated. Sustainable food systems are the future of food and agriculture however they require shared solutions and some cross-sectoral collaboration.

Last year UNITAR joined forces with Danone. The partnership aims to support and facilitate the implementation of Agenda 2030 and particularly those goals and targets addressing environmental and health issues. The initiative will empower both Danone’s employees and the UN CC:Learn online community (hosted by UNITAR) with the knowledge and skills needed to take action against climate change by making better-informed food choices.

By highlighting the environmental and social aspects of food production and consumption, the joint initiative is seeking to shift mindsets towards a more sustainable way of living. It is vital to incorporate sustainability into lifestyles and this starts with gaining an awareness of the impact of our everyday dietary choices. The food we eat has a huge effect on both human health and the well-being of our planet. Thoughtful and ethical consumption starts with knowledge, awareness, and information that empowers people to become agents of change by making well-informed choices which positively impact the planet. It is about including sustainable development issues, such as climate change and biodiversity, into consumers’ decision-making. Both the business community and consumers need to contribute.

The partnership between UNITAR/UN CC:Learn and Danone has resulted in a developing an exciting e-learning course which will help Danoners as well as thousands of consumers all over the world to better understand the social and environmental impact of their food choices. Awareness of these issues is a starting point to change our relationship with the planet through our daily choices. The innovative, video-based format includes interviews with sustainability and nutrition experts, food practitioners as well as local farming and food associations. It also features an interview with a renowned Chef Thierry Marx who shared his knowledge and some cooking tips. The course consists of 6 exciting lessons: Better Farming, Buying Food Locally, Is Processed Food Bad?, Reducing Food Waste and Packaging, Reading the Labels, Changing Eating Habits. After completing the course each learner will get a UN-accredited certificate. The final assessment also includes developing an individual sustainable diet plan. The course is now available in English and will soon be delivered also in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

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