The World Bank Group

From Climate Science to Action

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Alan S. Miller
Claudia Barrera

Instructors: Alan S. Miller

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

Week 1 will introduce you to the growing and well-documented body of evidence regarding observed changes in the climate system. Week 1 will also provide an overview of the projected changes in climate up until the end of the 21st century.

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4 videos10 readings1 quiz6 discussion prompts

Week 2 will introduce you to the climate impacts across different regions of the planet. If warming goes beyond 2˚C, multiple threats associated with a warming planet such as extreme heat waves, sea–level rise, more intense storms, droughts and floods, will be more frequent and will have severe negative implications for the poorest and most vulnerable.

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10 videos10 readings1 quiz1 peer review5 discussion prompts

Week 3 will introduce you to a region-specific understanding of challenges on what mitigation and adaptation actions are needed to reduce emissions, at the same time decreasing vulnerability to climate change impacts and building climate resilience. The module will draw on key regional experts involved in the implementation of different policy instruments.

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15 videos4 readings1 quiz4 discussion prompts

This week will introduce you to the types of actions not just by your country, but by different actors including yourself, to embark on a low-emissions development trajectory that would help limit warming to below 2°C.

What's included

4 videos3 readings1 peer review3 discussion prompts

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4.6 (118 ratings)
Alan S. Miller
The World Bank Group
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