Climate Information and Services

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

UN CC:Learn

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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Course details

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Length
1 hour
Effort
self-paced
Level
Introductory
Language
English
French
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
No
Price
Free

Course summary

A fast track course on application of climate information and services in decision making.

About this course

This tutorial introduces climate information and services and their application in decision-making. It has been developed by UNITAR in collaboration with UNECA’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) and the Pan-Africa component of the Weather Information Services for Africa (WISER) program, kindly supported by UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).

It is based on the WISER toolkit “Mainstreaming/Integrating Climate Information and Services into Legislation, Development Policies, Plans and Practices”, and has been tailored to the needs of busy professionals in national, regional, and local governments and other relevant stakeholders.

This course does not have a learning assessment therefore no certificate of completion will be issued.

Target audience

Professionals in national, regional, and local governments and other relevant stakeholders.

Learning objectives

This fast-track tutorial will enable you to:

  • Define climate information and services;
  • Identify the uses of climate information and services in development planning and policy;
  • Discuss the role of legislation in strengthening climate information and services;
  • Provide examples of instruments available to governments for mainstreaming climate information and services.