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WHO Launches Online Training on Climate and Health in the UN Climate Negotiations
Date Posted: 02/Dec/2019
In preparation of the COP25 UN Climate Negotiations, to be held in Madrid from December 1 to 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an online training course entitled “Climate Negotiations for Health Professionals”.
The course is structured to give participants a good understanding of the UN climate change negotiations and the main topics being discussed at COP25 and beyond, as well as how to include the health aspects of climate change in the UN climate negotiations. This course is addressed to health professionals or health experts who are attending the climate negotiations, to interested health advocates, and to the general public interested to follow or participate in the COP.
The Climate and Health course is freely available on an online course platform, and the course can be downloaded in full here.
The course takes around 2-4 hours to complete. It is divided into 6 modules, which are:
  • Introduction to health and climate; 
  • History of the UN climate negotiations; 
  • The Paris Agreement; 
  • Current negotiation topics; 
  • Health in the UN climate negotiations;
  • Health in negotiation streams.
  • Upon completing the course, participants will have to go through a final test and will receive a certificate of completion.
The course was jointly developed by WHO and Climate Tracker, an NGO supporting young environmental journalists, and hopes to support the global health community in meaningfully engaging with international climate processes.

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