Climate change

Self-paced course

3 hours



The Climate Change International Legal Regime course presents the causes and effects of climate change, describes the mechanisms established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and explains the key provisions and commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. 

This introductory course is divided into 3 modules, each including 2 interactive lessons, resources for additional learning as well as a final summary, and taking an average of 1 hour to complete. A short quiz at the end of each module allows you to verify if you have achieved the learning objectives. 

The course has been developed by the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. It is made available on UN CC:e-Learn through the new UN CC:Learn affiliation programme, which highlights high-quality e-learning products on climate change developed by recognized institutions outside the framework of the UN CC:Learn programme / without support from the UN CC:Learn Secretariat, in accordance with specific affiliation criteria. The objective of the UN CC:Learn affiliation programme is to enhance global climate literacy through dissemination of high-level learning products that complement UN CC:Learn resources.