Addressing Climate Change: It starts with all of us

Enlarge image In November, about 20,000 politicians, researchers, diplomats and activists will meet at the annual World Climate Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany to discuss global climate protection. The challenge is how to mitigate climate change and guard against the already existing impacts.


However, the responsibility should not be placed solely on politicians, since the international climate diplomacy requires perseverance over years and needs the civil society to build up ambition and momentum.


In an effort to involve the civil society to address climate change, WWF Germany and the research association DKK (Deutsche Klima-Konsortium) have edited climate science in a concise and intriguing way and set up an online series of lectures on "Climate Change, Risks and Challenges". The Climate Course gives an overview about the many facets of climate science and is for everyone who wants to learn more about climate change and how to minimize the carbon footprint. It is designed for students, teachers as well as scientific staff, authorities, business companies, decision makers, editors and press.

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The Climate Course is largely taught by renowned climate scientists. They explain the up-to-date scientific knowledge in five-minute-video clips in a concise and engaging way. Among the key speakers is Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany.


Journalist Helena Humphrey, anchor at Deutsche Welle, moderates through the lectures. Leading experts present valuable additional perspectives on climate impacts from particularly affected countries like India or South Africa.


This course follows the principle of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). With funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, the course is offered for free and is open for everyone. The course is also taught in English and will start on 1 October 2017. Registration has been open for all applicants since 1 September 2017.


Registration for the free Climate Course:

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For more information:

WWF Germany                                                        


Tina Harms                                                                        

Telefon: +49 (0)30 311 777 – 433                               




Lea Vranicar                                                                      

Telefon: +49 (0)30 311 777 – 467                                 



German Climate Association (DKK)


Nils-Daniel Gaertner

Telefon: +49 (030) 767 718 693



Elisabeth Weidinger

Telefon: +49 (0)30 767 718 694


Addressing Climate Change: It starts with all of us

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