A new free online course on climate change is coming!
Climate Change challenge is finally on the public agenda worldwide. In particular, young people activation is playing a central role in this process of awareness raising engaging more and more youth worldwide in claim for effective measures to protect their future from climate change impacts.
ClimAlt course offers a youth tailored training focused on climate change causes, impacts and possible solutions. The training intends to give youth the opportunity to build their knowledge about climate change causes and effects, individuate stakeholders involved in tackling climate change and meet innovative experiences. The course’s ultimate goal is to reinforce the perception of possible socio-environmental changes and foster the opportunity to be part or generate them.
The training developed by ClimAlt project includes a free 32 hours e-learning course available from 25 November 2019 to 25 February 2020 and 1 thematic webinar complementary to the course to occur during March 2020. The course will be provided in 4 versions: English, Bulgarian, Croatian and Italian.
The e-learning course is composed of 3 main chapters (Causes-Impacts-Alternatives) divided into 7 modules and 14 lectures. Each module includes video lectures (10 hours), quizzes, readings and 1 assignment for each chapter.
The main topics covered during the lectures are: climate change science; energy consumption, food systems and fossil economy as climate change drivers; environmental and socio economic impacts of climate change; the policy framework and the international climate agreements; climate justice, circular economy, zero waste, energy transition and agricultural adaptation and mitigation options to respond to climate change.
Each version of the course (English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Italian) will be finalized with an in-depth 90 minutes webinar on best practices dealing with climate change alternatives
After the completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance stating the specific knowledge gained. In order to get the certificate, students will be requested to complete at least 75% of the course.
The training aims at youth:
- aged between 18 and 30 years
- interested in environmental and climate topics (proved by educational, professional or environmental activism experiences)
- with English level B1
- with declared interest and commitment in completing the training
- engagement in climate action and volunteering is a plus
A total of 160 candidates will be selected, 40 for each language version of the course.
The call for participants has been EXTENDED to November 14th. If you are an EU citizen under 30, find out how to enroll and build your knowledge about climate change causes, impacts and innovative experiences tackling climate change.
Selected candidates will be asked to provide a Google account in order to access the e-learning platform.
How to apply
Application shall be submitted through an online form available for each course version where candidates are expected to present their background, experiences and motivation.
Submit your application in English here
The deadline for submission hase been extended to November 14th 2019, selected candidates will be contacted by November 18th 2019.