Basic Climate Change

Further your career in resilient landscapes management

Estimated Time 5 weeks
at 2-3 hours
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What you'll learn

  • How to describe components, drivers, and interactions of climate, globally and regionally.
  • How to analyze causes and effects of climate change
  • How to explain the relationship between human activities and climate change, with emphasis on forest ecosystems and conservation
  • How to assess the impacts of human activities on climate and the impacts of climate change on ecosystem services and socio-economic systems
  • How to identify potential responses and solutions to climate change challenges, and assess their feasibility and potential effectiveness, and
  • How to apply appropriate communication strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation to different types of audience

About this program

Given the enormous significance of climate change for people and our environment, it is imperative that university students gain broad knowledge on climate change topics. Understanding climate change has relevance for students across many disciplines because it includes learning topics related to the physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental science, social science, agriculture, forestry, health and medicine, communications, and public service.

This course covers a broad range of climate change topics, including causes and effects, mitigation and adaptation, application of tools and technologies, and communications.

Who is this course for?

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Governmental officers, planners, policy makers at different levels
  • NGO practitioners and natural resources professionals

Course structure

The course is divided into the three main sections, each including multiple topics:

  • Section I: Why and How Climate is Changing
  • Section II: Effects of Climate Change on People and the Environment
  • Section III: Responses and Adaption to Climate Change
   Location : Online
Institution : RECOFTC
Topics: : Climate change
Level: : Beginner
Price: : Free

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About The Landscape Academy

At the Global Landscapes Forum, we believe that learning is the foundation of long-lasting change. Through collaborative learning among diverse stakeholders, conflicts can be mediated and solved, and innovative solutions to global challenges can be created. For professionals currently working in their landscapes or landscapes around the world, we help them understand landscape approaches and how to operationalize them within their own contexts.

For this, the Landscape Academy brings together relevant online and offline learning opportunities that you can choose from to create a customized program. GLF helps future professionals build their knowledge and shape their careers. Find your course or curriculum today.