FREE Online Courses about climate change

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

For universities and other organizations, it is an efficient way to reach more students and present more contents with more creative and approachable curriculums. For students, this is a great way to get access to prestigious institutions for accessible investments, sometimes even for free, while also being able to organize their own agenda. There are infinite reasons that make online education one of the most popular higher education pathways, especially for fields such as climate change, which is still very new in schools and universities. Hereby we have prepared a list of some of our recommended online courses to help you get introduced in the theme of climate education.



Coursera was founded in 2012 by two Stanford computer science professors with a vision to provide anyone, anywhere with access to the world’s best education. Today, Coursera has expanded to reach more than 49 million people and 2,300 businesses around the world. On Coursera you can find online courses, Specializations, certificates and degrees from 200 world-class universities and companies, including: Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Google, IBM, and more.



edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.



We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life. We’re a private company jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. The Open University has 50 years of experience in distance learning and online education.



MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. In French, this means that these courses, offered by schools and universities, or businesses, are accessible to everyone for free on the Internet. MOOCs are open and bring together thousands of people. Better than e-learning and simple tutorials, MOOCs have the advantage of creating a strong interactivity between learners, but also with stakeholders.

Open Learning Campus, by World Bank


The World Bank Group's Open Learning Campus (OLC) accelerates development solutions by transforming global knowledge into actionable learning. Inspired by the success and credibility of proven approaches to online learning, the OLC is a learning ecosystem that is open, interactive and networked. It leverages the vast knowledge of the WBG and its partners and converts it into actionable learning for effective development.

SDG Academy


The SDG Academy is the online education platform of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. Our courses cover the headline issues and a multitude of interdisciplinary topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a set of aims and targets adopted by member states of the United Nations in 2015.

TFF Digital Labs


The TFF Digital Labs is the first-of-its-kind startup acceleration and collaboration platform built by and for the next generation of food and agriculture entrepreneurs in every part of the world. Our CEO Cássia Moraes has done a course about Climate Change & Our Food Systems in their platform, join their platform to check the course first hand!

UN CC: e-Learn


The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) is a joint initiative of more than 30 multilateral organizations helping countries to achieve climate change action both through general climate literacy and applied skills development. UN CC:Learn provides strategic advice and quality learning resources to help people, governments and businesses to understand, adapt, and build resilience to climate change. UN CC:Learn is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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