Online Course: Climate Change Negotiations and Health

Climate change is resulting in poorer health outcomes, increasing mortality and is a driver of health inequities. However, health is well placed to be a significant part of the solution, For example, the positive health impacts from stronger climate change action can motivate stronger global ambition; health systems which are resilient to climate change can help protect their populations from the negative impacts; and a green and health recovery from COVID-19 can can make a substantial contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening our resilience to health shocks.

This free online course on Climate Change Negotiations and Health features key information on climate change and its impacts on human health, provides an overview of the international climate change negotiations so far, and considers entry points to address health issues and priorities within climate change negotiations and policies.

The course provides clear, concise, and up-to-date information for anybody interested in addressing the health risks arising from climate change. The course is self-paced and includes a series of self-standing interactive lessons with different activities, exercises, case studies and videos, as well as links to other useful resources. Upon successful completion of the course, participants can receive a certificate of completion.

The course was developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Climate Tracker.

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