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Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South

Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.

Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South is a four-week online course that discusses climate change. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) developed the course of study, which is offered free of charge as a global public service. An entry-level offering, the class is open to anyone with interest in the topic and does not require any previous knowledge in climate change. Educators, activists, and those with interest in environmental science and global justice are most likely to benefit from the course.

Course material for Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South will be presented in the form of videos that are streamed online. Supplemental readings and assignments will be administered to deepen knowledge of the course material to assess how well students have mastered the information covered. Students should plan to spend 2 hours per week on the course to be successful.

Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South starts with a look at how the Southern Hemisphere has contributed to the problem of climate change and what steps this part of the world has taken to address it. From this discussion, students will have a chance to see how the entire globe could come together to address the serious problem of climate change.

As previously mentioned, there is no fee to enroll in Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South. Students requiring a verified Certificate of Completion can obtain one by paying a small fee upon successful completion of the course.


1-2 hours (per week)
Sustainable Development
4 Weeks

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