Free Climate Change Course For Public

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Persons interested in finding out more about climate change and its impacts are encouraged to sign-up for a free online course entitled: Pathways to Climate Change Adaptation: The Case of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Interested persons may log on to www.coursera.org/course/sids to register for the five-week course, which runs from Monday, January 26, until Saturday, February 28.

No prior knowledge or specific skills are required to participate in this course, which is jointly run by the University of Geneva and the United Nations Environment Programme, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme???s National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme.

The course is designed to provide students with a foundation on key adaptation-related concepts, issues and methodological tools in finding sustainable solutions to challenges facing SIDS.

It introduces students to the concept of climate change; identifies vulnerabilities and solutions to climate change; and highlights how climate change adaptation can be integrated into policy planning.

Participants will be able to view a series of lecture videos and be evaluated through various activities. Presentations will be made by representatives from a number of agencies, including the United Nations, the Global Environment Facility, UNEP and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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