Introduction to Climate Change and Human Rights Free Course from Unccelearn

UNITAR’s Background

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is the UN system’s devoted training arm. UNITAR conducts training and capacity development initiatives primarily in developing countries, with a focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and other vulnerable groups and communities, such as those in conflict.

About UN CC:e-Learn

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) is a collaboration of more than 30 multilateral organizations aimed at assisting countries in achieving climate change action through general climate literacy and the development of applicable skills. People, governments, and enterprises can use UN CC:strategic Learn’s advice and high-quality learning resources to better understand, adapt, and develop resilience to climate change. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation supports UN CC:Learn (SDC).

About this Course

This course explains how the international community’s human rights commitments demand it to take more ambitious action to reduce emissions, support adaptation that helps persons, groups, and peoples in vulnerable situations, and remedy loss and harm associated with climate change consequences. It emphasizes the necessity of rights-based, participatory climate action, which results in more coherent, long-term, and effective solutions. Human rights and climate change education have been highlighted as critical variables in enhancing and supporting successful, rights-based climate action.

Who is it intended for?

Policymakers, students, experts, activists, and academics who are interested in learning more about climate change and human rights.

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to better understand, discuss, participate in, and act on climate change and human rights issues and opportunities.

General Details

  • Self-paced course
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Language: English

Course Modules

This course consists of 7 (seven) modules packaged in one interactive material

  • Module 1: Human rights impacts of climate change and corresponding human rights obligations
  • Module 2: Human rights in climate negotiations, agreements and action
  • Module 3: Climate change in human rights processes, agreements and action
  • Module 4: Persons, groups and peoples in vulnerable situations
  • Module 5: Regional and national frameworks and action
  • Module 6: Rights-based climate litigation
  • Module 7: Right to development and climate change in focus

Certificate of Completion

  • This course is certified, and those who finish it and pass the final exam will receive a certificate of completion.
  • The final evaluation is a quiz at the end of the course that allows you to check your knowledge against the course’s learning objectives.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion if you have completed the interactive material and passed the quiz with a score of at least 70%. To pass the quiz, you only have three chances. Please go to the main course page and press “Certification” to get your certificate.

What is the procedure for enrolling?

  • To get started, go to the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Participants must log in/create an account with UN CC:Learn to enroll in the course.
  • To sign in/sign up for your account with U N CC:Learn, go to the landing page and click on ‘Login to enroll.’
  • Please enter your username and password to access your account.
  • You’ll be taken back to the course page after logging in. Start learning by clicking on the ‘Enroll Me’ button.
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