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09/06/17

Get clever about climate

DKK and WWF Germany launch ‘Climate Change, Risks and Challenges’, a free online course

In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium together with the environmental organisation WWF Germany, a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse).

In the online course, leading climate researchers, including Prof. Dr Mojib Latif from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, concisely impart basic knowledge on climate change: its causes, its impacts, and how it can be mitigated. Guest scientists from India, the Maldives and Africa talk about the regions that are already clearly experiencing the impacts of global warming. Helena Humphrey, journalist at Deutsche Welle, moderates the #ClimateCourse.

Registration open now

 The course consists of six chapters, each comprising short video clips, quizzes and supplementary interactive teaching materials. At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate as evidence of their further education. The course is designed for students, teachers, scientific staff, authorities, coordinators for climate projects, decision makers, editors and the press. Applications for the free course starting on October 1st are open now at https://mooin.oncampus.de/ClimateCourse

The  #ClimateCourse,  funded  by  the  Federal  Foreign  Office,  is  a  further  development  of  the German  course  “Klimawandel  und  seine  Folgen”.  More  than  10,000  people  have  already participated  in  this  course.  The  German  course  is  accessible  at  www.klima-konsortium.de/mooc.  

More information:

Deutsches Klima-KonsortiumWWF Deutschland

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Nils-Daniel Gärtner

Phone: +4930 - 7677 18 693

Mail: nilsdaniel.gaertner@klima-konsortium.de

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Tina Harms

Phone: +4930 - 311 777 433

Mail: tina.harms@wwf.de

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Elisabeth Weidinger

Phone: +4930 - 7677 18 694

Mail: elisabeth.weidinger@klima-konsortium.de

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Lea Vranicar

Phone: +4930 - 311 777 467

Mail: lea.vranicar@wwf.de

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About DKK und WWF Germany

WWF Germany is part of the international environmental organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) represents leading organisations in German climate research. 

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