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10 Climate change courses

We’ve put together climate change courses to help your team realize the importance of action and sustainability to reduce environmental impact as individuals and as an organization. These courses will also teach your team all about climate change communication, effects, public policy, and more.

Climate Change Courses
Last published: 6th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - what is climate change

1. What is Climate Change?

This SC Training (formerly EdApp) course on What is Climate Change is perfect for your team to gain a deeper understanding of this critical issue that affects us all. In just three short lessons, they’ll learn about the complex processes behind climate change and the factors driving its acceleration. They’ll discover the real-world impacts of global warming on our planet and on communities worldwide.

But it's not all doom and gloom–the course also offers practical solutions for global change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing the pace of climate change. Your team will come away with a better understanding of the challenges we face as a global community and how we can all make a difference.

And the best part? This course is completely free. All you need to do is sign up to SC Training (formerly EdApp) so you can import this course and deploy it to your team. You can even customize it with your own logo and branding using SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s Creator Tool.

And if you need extra help, a team of expert instructional designers is ready to lend a hand and make interactive and engaging learning content with SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Course Creation Services. Simply sign up to SC Training (formerly EdApp) to learn more and join the movement to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 5-10 minutes
  • Scope: Climate change, effects of climate change, climate justice

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - the great climate system

2. The Great Climate System

Let your team join the fight against climate change with SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s The Great Climate System course. This course is co-created with AXA Climate for an initiative that aims to educate individuals and companies worldwide about the current state of our climate. In this course, your team will learn why our planet is getting hotter and how it directly impacts our daily lives.

This climate change course is not just informative, but also engaging and interactive. The material is presented in bite-sized modules, followed by quizzes and in-depth explanations of every topic. Your team can also take advantage of the ultimate flexibility of this course as it’s designed to respond to all devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

This way, your learners will know all about the Earth's climate system, climate crises like the greenhouse effect and energy excess, and the climate consequences we are facing today. They’ll also discover scientific predictions for our future and best practices to mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 10-20 minutes
  • Scope: The climate system, ice cores, natural forcing, greenhouse effect, keeling curve, energy excess, climate consequences, predicting the future

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - the collapse of biodiversity

3. The Collapse of Biodiversity

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s The Collapse of Biodiversity course dives deep into lessons on global warming and its impact on our planet’s biodiversity. In this course, your team can explore what biodiversity is and how it relates to climate change with a series of quick quizzes. This way, they can learn more about biodiversity even when they’re short on time.

Your team will also be oriented on the effects of global warming on species and ecosystems, as well as the importance of genetic diversity and the food chain. They’ll even learn how past extinctions are linked to global warming, and how the sixth mass extinction is becoming more probable.

There are also lessons on coral reef collapse and revival, as well as land use and  overexploitation, which contribute to the decline of our planet's biodiversity. This course is available for offline download, so your team can learn about biodiversity anywhere, at their own pace.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 10-20 minutes
  • Scope: Biodiversity, species and ecosystems, food chain, genetic diversity, dynamics and evolution, extinction, collapse of the coral reef, land use and overexploitation, climate, pollution and invasive species

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edx climate change course - climate change communication

4. Climate Change Communication

This edX course on Climate Change Communication is designed to empower your team to effectively communicate about climate change and inspire action. It covers lessons on the importance of climate change conversations and fundamental climate science concepts. This includes Earth’s past climate history, drivers of climate change, and examples of impacts and solutions, as well as highlighting examples of the Smithsonian's climate work.

Your team can also explore current research on public perceptions and beliefs about climate change, including how these perceptions have changed over time in the United States. Its final lesson offers strategies for having meaningful conversations about climate change.

Each lesson is designed to take between 20 minutes to an hour to complete. This critical conversation training course also includes a brief, non-graded quiz by the end of each lesson to test your learners’ knowledge and understanding.

  • Cost: 49.99 USD
  • Length: 3-4 hours
  • Scope: Importance of climate change communication, climate science, people’s perception of climate change, facilitation strategies

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - how to talk to children about climate change

5. How to Talk to Children About Climate Change

One way or another, people in your organization interact with children, whether it’s their siblings, relatives, or their kids. This SC Training (formerly EdApp) course on How to Talk to Children About Climate Change will help your team learn how to talk to kids about climate change in a way that's both informative and engaging. Through a series of short lessons, this fun and interactive course is designed to help them teach kids about the importance of protecting our planet.

From explaining the science behind global warming to discussing its impact, the course covers everything your learners need to know to get your kids excited about saving the planet. But it doesn't stop there. They’ll also learn practical tips for making eco-friendly choices with their families, as well as fun activities and projects to get their kids involved in the fight against climate change.

With SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s microlearning model, your learners can complete each lesson in just a few minutes, making it easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules. Plus, they can access the course from anywhere, whether at home or on the go.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 5-10 minutes
  • Scope: Importance of talking to children about climate change, preparing to talk to children about climate change, talking to children about climate change, Making environmentally friendly choices with your children

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harvard university climate change course - health effects of climate change

6. The Health Effects of Climate Change

Our climate is undergoing significant changes, with 16 of the top 20 hottest years ever recorded happening in the last two decades. Global warming’s significant impact makes many people feel powerless in the face of this challenge. But, we still have the power to change this.

Through this Harvard University course on the Health Effects of Climate Change, your team will learn about the impact of increasing greenhouse gases on public health. Experts from various fields share their recommendations for responding to climate change challenges, and learners will have the chance to explore research methods used to address them.

  • Cost: 149 USD
  • Length: 7 weeks, 3-5 hours per week
  • Scope: Climate change’s impacts on nutrition, migration, and infectious diseases, research methods used in this field, strategies to mitigate and adapt to the health impacts of climate change, how changes in Earth’s atmosphere affect health outcomes, how to assess the various ways of addressing the health effects of global warming

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - sustainable eating

7. Sustainable Eating

Help your team transform their eating habits into a force for good by taking SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s Sustainable Eating course. This course is the perfect guide to choosing food that is both delicious and environmentally friendly, helping your team to unlock a sustainable and healthy future.

This climate change course covers the key criteria for selecting sustainable food products, the many benefits of eating locally grown and seasonal foods, and the carbon footprint of different food products. Plus, your team members will learn how to replace meat in their diet while still getting all the nutrients your body needs.

With SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s user-friendly microlearning tool, your team can access the course anytime using smartphones or tablets. And since the lessons are easy to follow and highly interactive, your team will stay engaged and motivated throughout the entire learning process.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 5-10 minutes
  • Scope: How to replace meat in your diet, how to choose sustainable food products, understanding the carbon footprint of your food, benefits of locally grown food and what to look out for, how and why to eat seasonal food

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - sustainability and the circular economy lessons

8. Sustainability and the Circular Economy Lessons

If you’re looking to make your business more sustainable, then this SC Training (formerly EdApp) course on Sustainability and the Circular Economy can help. This engaging course will show your team how to make the most of your resources and supply chain while reducing waste and improving sustainability.

Your team will see how sustainability and circular economy principles can benefit not just the planet, but also people and communities. With a focus on the three R’s of the circular economy–Repair, Re-wear, and Recycle–you'll learn how to put theory into practice.

But that's not all–this sustainability training course is completely free and fully editable, allowing you to customize it to your business's values and branding. And with SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Canva integration feature, you can add stunning, high-quality visuals to keep your team engaged and to help them retain the information they learn.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 5-10 minutes
  • Scope: What is sustainability, how to repair, re-wear, recycle, what can you do for sustainabilitydefining True Influence, cultivating the 5 C’s of True Influence

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future learn climate change course - climate change and public policy

9. Climate Change and Public Policy

In this 4-week course on Climate Change and Public Policy, your team will learn about the basics of climate change and explore the relationship between science, economics, and public policy. The course begins by examining the climate policies of the United States and China and identifying the necessary changes to reduce their climate impact.

Your learners will also be introduced to a range of climate policy ideas, from command and control to carbon taxes. The course will discuss their advantages and disadvantages to determine which one is the better option. The lessons also cover the objectives of climate change policies, a variety of clean energy solutions, and clever human innovations that are helping with the fight against climate change.

  • Cost: (Include currency)
  • Length: 4 weeks, 3 hours per week
  • Scope: Climate change and public policy basis, importance of markets, energy mix and solutions, human creativity and technological innovation

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) climate change course - meeting the sustainable development goals

10. Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Your team can learn more about the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s 4-part microlearning course. This engaging course will help your team understand the United Nations environment program and its mission of creating a better world and building a more sustainable future for everyone. They’ll also learn about the five interconnected pillars of sustainability: people, prosperity, peace, partnership, and the planet.

This climate change course also covers the core principles that guide these SDGs, and the 2030 global targets that serve as aspirations for the future. Also, your team will receive a helpful guide on how your company can help mainstream SDG policies and put them into practice. There’s also a case study to help them better understand the concept of SDGs in a real-life context.

This course is structured into bite-sized modules that are easy to follow and understand. It also has interactive elements such as gamified quizzes and short video clips to enhance the learning experience of your team.

  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 5-10 minutes
  • Scope: Exploring, mainstreaming, and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

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Commit to sustainability and corporate social responsibility with climate change courses

Committing to sustainability and corporate social responsibility is crucial in today's world, where climate change is an extremely pressing issue. By taking climate change courses, your team can gain a better understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, as well as learn how to implement sustainable practices and policies. Investing in climate change education not only benefits the planet but also improves a company's reputation and bottom line. So, take the first step towards a sustainable future by enrolling your team in a climate change course today.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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