Climate Change Education

The IDB is committed to sharing knowledge on economic and social development topics by offering highly rated online and face-to-face courses as well as open educational resources. It has also developed a series of Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), available here at IDBx. The list of available courses, some of which are being developed in partnership with leading universities, will continue to grow over time.


Learn how to work with your students to help them explore climate change through the use of interactive and engaging activities. These activities are designed for students at the primary and secondary levels.

Our climate is changing rapidly, and now more than ever we need to be ready to act and prepare the next generation to do the same.

This course explores the basic science behind climate change and presents the tools to teach it in a positive, engaging and participatory way. The course also introduces some of the ethical and social issues around climate change.

This is a hands-on course that makes use of videos, lesson plans and online games developed by the IDB's "Rise-Up: Education Against Climate Change" initiative with examples coming directly from Latin America and the Caribbean. It is intended to assist elementary and high-school teachers or teachers-in-training in the launch of climate change education and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change in their school community.

No prerequisites
Cost: there is no cost for registering for the course, participate and access all instructional material. Certificate: If you want to obtain a certificate, the cost is US$ 25.00
4 Hours per week
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Week 1: Our climate is changing
Week 2: Energy and climate change
Week 3: Water and climate change
Week 4: Soil and climate change
Week 5: Landscape and climate change
Week 6: Sustainable environments
Week 7: Healthy environments
Peer Review Activities

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