Think, Learn, Act Climate!
The course helps you understand what is climate change, how it affects you and others, and what can be done to address it. After completing the course, learners will be able to explain:
- What is climate change?
- How to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change?
- What opportunities exist for a low carbon future?
- How to plan and finance climate actions?
- How climate negotiations work?
The course at a glance
What is climate change and how does it affect us?
How to adapt to climate change?
How to mitigate climate change?
How do climate change negotiations work?
How to plan and finance action on climate change?
How to tackle climate change in practice?
Each module takes 2 hours to complete and features videos, lessons and exercises that give you an overview of a different aspect of climate change!
Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Prior to joining WMO, Maxx led the Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Team and was a policy and partnerships advisor at the United Nations Development Programme. He was previously a Research Scientist in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University in New York. Before that he worked at the World Bank Disaster Management Facility and at the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. He has designed, managed and contributed to disaster and risk management programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia and has authored numerous papers on disaster reduction and climate-related topics.
Team Leader, LDC Unit, National Adaptation Plans and Policy, Adaptation Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat
Motsomi Maletjane is a Team Leader in the Adaptation Programme of the UNFCCC Secretariat, under the National Adaptation Plans and Policy Subprogramme. He works on matters relating to LDCs under the Convention, and supports the work of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group on the national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs), the national adaptation plans (NAPs) and the LDC work programme. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Motsomi worked for the Government of Lesotho, supporting various areas of climate related work, ranging from climate scenarios to development and implementation of climate change adaptation strategy.
Programme Officer, Global Climate Action, UNFCCC Secretariat
Miguel Naranjo is a Programme Officer with the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. With a background on Chemical Engineering and Business Administration, he worked as process engineer and environmental supervisor for a transnational corporation and later joined the climate change team of UN Environment in the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean. He joined the UN Climate Change Secretariat in 2011, where he has focused in capacity building for mitigation and carbon market mechanisms, and promoting climate action among the private sector and other stakeholders to meet the goals of the Paris Agreements and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr. Martin Frick
Senior Director, Policy and Program Coordination, UNFCCC Secretariat
Martin Frick oversees as Senior Director UNFCCC’s work supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate action. He previously served as director for climate change at UNFAO. He was the German representative for human rights and humanitarian affairs at the UN General Assembly and served as the European Union’s lead negotiator in the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council. As Ambassador to the international organizations based in Germany, he helped building up the UN’s sustainability hub in Bonn. He holds a PhD in law and was a guest lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Education & Youth Focal Point, Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), Global Climate Action, UNFCCC, Secretariat
Adriana Valenzuela is the Focal Point for Education and Youth at United Nations Climate Change. She has experience in the UN system, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and youth on education, training and public awareness initiatives. Prior to joining the UNFCCC she was a lead negotiator at climate change conferences for issues related to education and served as the Chair of the G/77 and China. She also worked on projects with UNITAR to implement UN CC:Learn, with the government of Colombia and the Dominican Republic, the Bogotá local authority and NGOs.
Manager, Global Climate Action, UNFCCC Secretariat
Niclas Svenningsen is the Manager for Global Climate Action unit in the UNFCCC Secretariat. In this capacity he is responsible for developing and strengthening approaches and strategies for catalysing climate action under, and in addition to, activities mandated by UNFCCC. He was previously working in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where he was in charge of the climate neutral strategy of the UN system, as well as for the implementation of UNEP’s programmes for sustainable buildings, urban development, and sustainable procurement. Niclas has a background in civil engineering and environmental law.
Programme Officer, Finance, Technology and Capacity-Building Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat
Tracey Lue is Programme Officer in Finance at United Nations Climate Change. She works on strategic policy development in the Executive Office, including management support to the intergovernmental process as COP/CMP Focal Point, drafter for the Paris Agreement, and increasing visibility of non-state actors (2008-2015). She is currently supporting the Standing Committee on Finance, and discussions on the Adaptation Fund, Adaptation and Climate Finance. Prior to that role, she was an environmental protection auditor at the Commissioner of the Environment, Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
Get your Certificate
Certificate will be available upon completion of the course. Once you have completed 70% of the activities (including video lectures and exercises) and have uploaded your own climate change project, you will receive a certificate of completion.
This course will launch in the Spring of 2019!