The University of Edinburgh

Climate Solutions

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Dave Reay
Galina Toteva
Dr Mike Robinson

Instructors: Dave Reay


(15 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

7 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • What climate change is and what causes it.

  • What governments and big business need to do to tackle the climate crisis.

  • Why climate solutions are important for all life on our planet.

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile


10 quizzes

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills


Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review


There are 5 modules in this course

We start the course with an introduction to climate change. We'll have a look at its impacts, why climate justice is important, and two key solutions: mitigation and adaptation.

What's included

5 videos11 readings2 quizzes

This second module focuses on science. We'll look at the causes of climate change, where emissions come from, and why ‘1.5 degrees’ and ‘Net Zero’ are the two most important numbers in the world!

What's included

5 videos7 readings2 quizzes

In this third module, we'll explore how climate change can be tackled through actions right across societies; the strategies that can and are being used; and the need to prepare for the impacts of climate change as well as to cut emissions.

What's included

5 videos8 readings2 quizzes

In this fourth module, we'll look at what governments and big institutions are doing (and what they're not!) so far to fight climate change, and what they need to do now.

What's included

3 videos6 readings2 quizzes

In this final module, we'll reflect on our behaviours and discover how each of us can take action to reduce our carbon footprint. You'll discover how you can take climate action from home, work and study, from what you buy to who you vote for!

What's included

4 videos5 readings2 quizzes


Instructor ratings
4.8 (6 ratings)
Dave Reay
The University of Edinburgh
2 Courses1,627 learners
Galina Toteva
The University of Edinburgh
1 Course1,441 learners

Offered by

Recommended if you're interested in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

Learner reviews

Showing 3 of 15


15 reviews

  • 5 stars


  • 4 stars


  • 3 stars


  • 2 stars


  • 1 star



Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 19, 2023


Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023


Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions