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 course makes use of videos, lesson plans and online games developed by the IDB’s “Rise-Up: Education Against Climate Change” initiative. The aim is to assist you in the launch of climate change education and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change in your school community. This is a hands-on course, with examples coming directly from Latin America and the Caribbean. 61% of the students who have taken the course affirm that they have improved their ability to formulate, implement and / or evaluate public policies. 52% of the students have said that the course has served them to improve services to citizens as public officials. Students who obtain the certificate in this course will also receive this digital badge. Digital badges allow you to share skills and knowledge more quickly and more reliably. For more information on digital badges visit https://cursos.iadb.org/es/indes/credenciales-digitales or click here.
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