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Online Courses

Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South

Learn how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free course on climate change and justice offered by UNESCO.

In this course you will learn about the ethical dimensions of climate change and the key implications of climate change for marginalized and vulnerable groups. You will learn about the negative effects that climate change has on entire populations and you will learn about the impact of extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels, desertification, floods, droughts, shifting wildlife and habitats on the environment and people.

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) developed the online course, which is offered free of charge. An entry-level offering, the class is open to anyone with an 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.

The course will propose a notion of climate justice that balances the ecological integrity of nature, on the one hand, while supporting the biological and economic needs of human populations, on the other hand. Human needs and ecological integrity, therefore, need not be opposing but more supportive of one another in so far as human beings allow nature to regenerate herself by regulating their excessive consumption of natural resources.

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

Disclosure: Human Rights Careers may be compensated by course providers.