Children and Climate Change

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Children’s Fund

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Length
45 minutes
Effort
45 minutes
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This course introduces the theme of children and climate change with an aim to provide a children's perspective to the discussions on how to deal with this global crisis.

About this course

This course introduces the theme of children and climate change, with the aim to provide a children’s perspective to the discussions on how to deal with this global crisis.

Through this module, you will learn how children are and can be impacted by climate change, how children’s resilience could be strengthened, and how measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could lead to a wide range of benefits. You will also be reflecting on solutions, focusing on the empowerment of children as actors of change and on the key role of governments in children’s protection.

Target audience

This course is suitable to all staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how climate change can affect children
  • Describe how measures to build climate resilience and mitigate climate change can benefit children
  • Illustrate key instruments and good practices for empowering children to act on climate change
  • Identify opportunities for protecting children’s rights in a changing climate