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'Climate Change, Risks and Challenges', a free online course


WWF Germany and the research association DKK (Deutsche Klima-Konsortium) have edited climate science in a concise and intriguing way and set up an online series of lectures on "Climate Change, Risks and Challenges".

MOOC „Climate Change, Risks and Challenges“
MOOC „Climate Change, Risks and Challenges“© German Embassy Tokyo

In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse).

In the online course, leading climate researchers, including Prof. Dr Mojib Latif from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, concisely impart basic knowledge on climate change:its causes, its impacts, and how it can be mitigated. Guest scientists from India, the Maldives and Africa talk about the regions that are already clearly experiencing the impacts of global warming. Helena Humphrey, journalist at Deutsche Welle, moderates the #ClimateCourse.

The course consists of six chapters, each comprising short video clips, quizzes and supplementary interactive teaching materials. At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate as evidence of their further education. The course is designed for students, teachers, scientific staff, authorities, coordinators for climate projects, decision makers, editors and the press. Applications for the free course starting on October 1st are open now at

The #ClimateCourse, funded by the Federal Foreign Office, is a further development of the German course “Klimawandel und seine Folgen”. More than 10,000 people have already participated in this course.