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Free Climate Change Courses

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Are you concerned about climate change and its impact on our planet? Do you wonder why is climate change important or if there is anything you can do to make a difference? Rather than feeling overwhelmed and powerless in the face of rising temperatures and their potentially catastrophic consequences, find out what is actually happening and how you can play a part in safeguarding our world for generations to come in these free online environmental courses.

The global response to the consequences of climate change is spearheaded by the secretariat behind the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the 2015 Paris Agreement and the 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact. It aims to turn the 2020s into a decade of climate action and support, stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations “at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.” 

The Secretariat’s ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) wants to empower all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues. “Everyone, including and perhaps especially the young, must understand and participate in the transition to a low-emission, climate-resilient world. Sustainable lifestyles, sustainable patterns of consumption and production, are fundamental to reducing greenhouse emissions and enhancing resilience to the inevitable effects of climate change,” states UNFCCC.

Alison believes in making education freely available to everyone, everywhere at any time. If you would like to play your part in preserving our future, we have dozens of free courses that will help you get to grips with global warming and climate change. In this era of fake news and conspiracy theories, having a sound knowledge of climate change facts and the science behind what’s happening is key to being able to persuade others to rise to the challenge too. If you wish, you can purchase a certificate once you have passed the end-of-course assessment, however, there is no pressure on learners to do so. We are happy to provide quality courses from subject matter experts at no cost to you. To get started, simply register for your Alison account, select your first course and begin your journey to a better world for everyone.

 

Top Free Online Cambio Climático Courses

Environmental Education

Alison has teamed up with EcoEd4All to bring you a series of free courses on the science of climate change, biodiversity, energy, economics, water pollution and transport.  If you are interested in how to help climate change or in pursuing academic studies in a specific area relating to the environment, we have many other courses available among the 3,500+ on Alison, from pollution to meteorology and plant genetics so if you don’t find what you are looking for here, search the website. Also, look out for new arrivals as our course list expands weekly.

 

 

 

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Understanding Climate Change

Discover how we have arrived at the point of climate crisis and why there is an urgent need for organisations and individuals to halt the rise in global temperatures with these easy-to-follow courses. You will learn about the difference between climate change and global warming, the relationships between the planet and living things and most importantly, what you can do right now to become part of the solution.

Energy and Renewables

The problems created by our reliance on carbon-rich fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas was one of the key topics at the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021. Find out how to stop global warming through using those renewable alternatives that are powering the move towards more sustainable energy sources in these courses.

Business and Economics

Whether your interest is economic systems or your own business, investing time in finding out about sustainable ways of operating will reap rewards - for you and the planet. The current consumer-driven Linear model of economics has inflicted considerable harm on the earth. Instead of ‘taking, making and wasting’, we need to shift towards more considered means of living, reusing and recycling and reducing waste. Enroll for one of these courses and find a more ethical way of making a living.

Environmental Management

There are many aspects to environmental management but at its core, it involves managing resources to the benefit of people while trying to minimise environmental degredation. You may be interested in working in forestry, water systems, agriculture, land management, urban development or any sphere in which there is a potential impact on the environment. In developing nations, good environmental management is essential for mitigating against disasters, building resilience and adapting to the new circumstances brought by existing climate change.

Ecology and Conservation

Learn about the connections between living organisms such as plants and animals and the world around them in these free ecology courses. Discover ecosystems and about the importance of sustaining biodiversity despite a changing climate.

Living Sustainably and Responsibly

With methane emissions from livestock contributing to the greenhouse effect, increasing numbers of people are embracing a vegan lifestyle. If that is something you are considering, have a look at our courses and get a fuller picture of what is involved. Don’t forget though that opting for a diet that is heavy on fruit and vegetables that have travelled great distances will increase your carbon footprint. Eating fresh, locally sourced produce is the bedrock of a sustainable lifestyle.


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