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Climate Online Education Opportunities: Summer 2020

Discover climate online education opportunities of summer 2020: a variety of courses and trainings to learn more about climate, environment and sustainability. The selection is being continually updated!

29 June – 3 July 2020
“Our Common Baltic” Summer Course (by Coalition Clean Baltic)

The CCB network aims to establish and develop contacts between engaged citizens in all the Baltic Sea countries. The CCB summer course “Our Common Baltic” is a fantastic way for engaged volunteers to get involved, to learn more about the problems and solutions for the Baltic sea catchment and to meet and learn from each others experiences and specific issues in the respective country and local situation.

Due to the current circumstances with travel and COVID-19, the event will be held online, with no travel necessary. The programme is dynamic, with excellent presentations and activities to connect you with your Baltic Sea home and neighbours in the programme. Read the provisional agenda here.

Programme limit is 25 participants. One person from each member and partner organization will be considered first, but more could be potentially brought in.

Registration deadline: 12 June

Participation fee: free

3 – 16 July 2020
“Copernicus Marine Service Online Training Workshop for the Mediterranean Sea” (by Mercator Ocean International, Dvokut-Ecro, Italy’s National Research Council and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change)

The online Copernicus Marine Training sessions have been designed to train existing as well as new Copernicus Marine Service users. The audience will learn about the use of the Copernicus Marine Service products and services and their possible applications. Gaining knowledge during the workshop will enable the audience to interact and share its experience and express needs and requirements for new products to be included in the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio in future.

Copernicus marine products are open-access and free for all to use.

The workshop aims to bring together experts and users of marine products. It will consist of a mixture of plenary expert talks, round table discussions and hands-on practical exercises to explore the Copernicus Marine products catalogue. The target audience is mainly beginners and new users.

Participation fee: free

14 – 16 July 2020
“Climate countdown – the next phase of the energy transition” (by Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility – IKEM)

The IKEM Academy 2020 will take stock of the lessons learned in the German energy transition and connect these with other experiences of transition around the world. It will look into ways to ramp up the energy transition through new participatory mechanisms that foster support for renewables, and will focus on next-generation innovation and breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies like offshore wind, storage, power-to‑X, and much more. Join the Academy 2020 as we create an action plan to power the global energy transition and keep global heating below 1.5°C.

This year’s IKEM Academy, the three-day multidisciplinary forum, features interactive seminars led by renowned experts. Check the program here.

The IKEM Academy admits 30 participants with relevant professional experience as well as researchers from the sustainability sector.

Application deadline: 5 July

Participation fee: free

18 – 26 July 2020
“Climate Reality Leadership Corps: Global Training” (by Climate Reality Project)

The Climate Reality Project and former Vice President Al Gore will host their first-ever virtual climate advocacy training. By working for renewable energy and other practical and inclusive climate solutions, passionate changemakers around the world can help stop global warming and create a healthy, just, and sustainable future for all.

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will take place virtually with one-to-two hours of programming each day between July 18-26.

This virtual training course combines the best of online events, online education, and digital engagement.

Compelling Content. Participate in live and on-demand sessions on the science and solutions of the climate crisis, and the skills needed to inspire change.
Customization. Complete training requirements with the flexibility to design an agenda based on your interests and availability.
Community Building. Network with attendees from around the world in similar industries and with shared interests. Build deeper relationships with an assigned small group of participants from your geographic region led by an experienced Climate Reality Leader.

Attendees who complete the training requirements become Climate Reality Leaders, joining a network of more than 21,000 activists in over 150 countries around the world.

Participation fee: free

24 – 28 August 2020
“UN Summer Academy: Online” (by United Nations System Staff College)

An engaging five-day online programme that fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, small-group breakout activities, and a group project.

The Academy combines academic rigour with cutting-edge thinking, providing participants with unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. It facilitates and fosters dialogue with thought and action leaders who are currently working towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Participants will explore transformative approaches required for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and share concrete examples and practices from diverse country contexts and stakeholder perspectives.

Application deadlines: 15 July (general), 5 July (scholarship)

Participation fee: USD 250, scholarships available

“Climate Change: From Learning to Action” (by United Nations)

The course helps you understand what climate change is, how it affects you and others, and what can be done to address it. After completing the course, participants will be able to answer the following: What is climate change? How do we adapt to the negative impacts of climate change? What opportunities exist for a low carbon future? How do we plan and finance climate actions? How do climate negotiations work?

The course is comprised of 6 modules. Each module takes two hours to complete and features videos, lessons and exercises that give you an overview of a different aspect of climate change. Once you obtain a passing grade of 70% or more to all quizzes of the course, you qualify for a certificate of completion from the course.

The course should be of particular interest to public officials, environmental managers in the private and NGO sector, students, teachers and academic staff, and anyone who wants to take climate action.

Participation fee: free