Introduction to Climate Change: Causes, Impacts, Projections & Actions
In this 3-hour course, you will learn about climate change from both a Canadian and global perspective. The course is designed for individuals who have limited knowledge about climate change and who want to better understand climate change concepts, causes, sector-based impacts (e.g. forestry, water resources, human health, infrastructure), climate emission scenarios & projections, and policy actions.
Learners will earn the following micro-certification: Example Micro-Credential for This Course
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Define key terms and concepts related to climate change (e.g. greenhouse gases, greenhouse effect, mitigation, adaptation) and differentiate global warming, climate change, and weather;
Describe natural factors and anthropogenic (human) factors contributing to climate change;
Identify the importance of climate emission scenarios and projection models while acknowledging the uncertainties associated with these projections;
Highlight the global effects of climate change on temperature, precipitation and sea level rise;
Discuss sector-based climate change impacts including: forestry, water resources, agriculture, human health, infrastructure, and the economy; and
Identify key global policy actions to address climate change related to mitigation, adaptation and building resilience.
This course is $79 if purchased individually.
Climate Change Adaptation: Strengthening Resiliency at the Local and Regional Level
Adaptation is about preparing for a changing climate while resiliency is about reducing the damages caused by climate change impacts. In this 5-hr course, you will explore various case studies to understand some of the adaptation measures and solutions that can be used to help build climate resiliency at the local level (e.g. municipalities, conservation authorities, forest management).
Learns will earn the following micro-certification: Example Micro-Credential for This Course
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the basics of climate change, including what it is and the main man-made and natural causes of climate change.
- Summarize sector-based climate change impacts including forestry, agriculture, human health, natural systems and the economy.
Describe the key concepts of climate change adaptation, resiliency and mitigation; and
- Identify, through case studies, various adaptation solutions and actions that can help strengthen climate resiliency at the local and regional level.
This course is $89 if purchased individually.