Climate Course in English

Climate Change, Risks and Challenges

Join our free and open online course on climate change and learn with renowned climate scientists. The Climate Course has been launched in October 2017. Registration is open now. You can follow us on #ClimateCourse.

Science for everyone: #ClimateCourse

Climate change is one of the major challenges for the international community. However, there is no intuitive approach to the problem. Rather, it can only be grasped through scientific knowledge. This is why our Climate Course explains the scientific basis of climate change, the impacts on nature and society, and identifies potential solutions – so that fact-based knowledge is available for everyone and can guide the transformation process towards a sustainable future.

About the Climate Course – free online education

  • Understand science
    The basics of climate change are explained in short and comprehensive videos. Six chapters with more than 20 top scientists provide an overview of the state of the art.
  • Test yourself
    With quizzes and tasks you can check your comprehension immediately.
  • Get certificates
    Receive a free certificate by DKK and WWF after completing the Climate Course and open badges for your professional social media profiles.
  • Become part of the network
    Exchange experiences and views with other participants. Find people interested in climate change and climate protection in your city and all around the world.
  • Take action
    Get ideas on how to support climate protection.
  • Content and speakers

    Prof. Mojib Latif is one of the speakers of the Climate Course © DKK/WWF
    Prof. Mojib Latif is one of the speakers of the Climate Course © DKK/WWF

    Renowned climate scientists from our member institutions all over Germany give lectures about the climate change, risks and challenges. As climate reserach is a broad and interdisciplinary field they come from many disciplines to take all the facets of the earth system into consideration. Guests contributions from international experts are included.

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  • MOOC as an option

    © Getty Images, DKK/WWF
    MOOC as an option © Getty Images, DKK/WWF

    Our course is a so-called Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It is a form of digital education, which combines traditional and new forms of knowledge transfer. Everyone can participate. It is also a perfect opportunity for German universities to include the course in their international programs.


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DKK research fellow Nils-Daniel Gaertner

If you have any questions feel free to contact our research fellow Nils-Daniel Gaertner, who is responsible for the Climate Course here at the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium.

Phone: +49 30 76 77 18 69-3
Email: nilsdaniel.gaertner(at)


The scientific association Deutsches Klima-Konsortium together with the non-governmental organization WWF Germany have developed an interdisciplinary MOOC on climate change and its impacts. We have attracted renowned researches from leading German climate research institutes to this Climate Course. The project is funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

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