I enrolled on the free UN courses regarding climate change and its effects (https://unccelearn.org). The aim of the course is to complete 5 modules and at the end becoming a UN accredited Climate Change (CC) teacher.
After enrolling through Harwood Education (https://www.educcateglobal.org/), I watched the videos taking you through the course step by step. I was able to follow it through the UN website as well. While watching the videos, I took extensive notes which came in very handy when sitting the test at the end. The first of the five modules took roughly 2 and half hours to complete and was followed by 7 gap fill questions which took 10 minutes. Upon passing the quiz on the UN website with a score over 70%, I was awarded a certificate which was easy enough to download as a PDF.
So far, I have completed three modules; Children and CC, Cities and CC, and Human Health and CC. Working at a steady pace it has taken me an evening and a day, roughly 8 hours total, to finish the first three. I’m about to have a go at Gender and CC which is billed as taking 5 hours to complete but I’ll let you know how that goes soon.
The course has been an eye opener to the challenges facing the world as a whole and highlighted the effects of climate change on the countries that are least equipped to deal with it. It has also given me an in-depth insight into the work that the UN and WHO, along with many other acronymic organisations, are doing to support those most in need as the global temperature creeps up and extreme weather conditions become more common.
Overall an essential, and FREE, CPD course that every Sustainability lead should complete to ensure that they have the facts and understanding of the extent to the Climate Crisis.