Climate change

The Climate Change Research program has developed two climate change training courses through the Climate Resilience Knowledge to Action project. These courses are free, online, self-guided, interactive courses which take approximately 3-4 hours each to complete. Each course is available to participants for up to 90 days at a time, however participants may re-enroll as needed after that timeframe.

Introduction to Global Society and Climate Change is a primer course for future climate change training. It explains key terminology, reviews climate change science, and describes different responses to climate change including adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Climate Change and the Yukon focuses on climate change impacts, risks, and responses specific to the Yukon. It also highlights organizations, groups, and policies that are relevant to climate change in the Yukon.

The information provided in these courses is accurate and relevant as of 2023. Due to the rapidly changing nature of climate change risks, impacts, and responses, these courses will require updating over time to remain relevant and accurate.

Introduction to Climate Change and Our Global Society

The setting sun shining behind snow covered treesThis course is designed to act as a primer for further climate change education and training: it defines key terms used in climate change conversation, describes key elements of the scientific understanding of causes and impacts of climate change at a global and national scale, and summarizes the dominant responses that society is pursuing to overcome the challenges posed by climate change. This course is intended to bring people with varying backgrounds and climate change knowledge to a place of mutual understanding with regards to important language, knowledge, and tools regarding climate change.

Audience: This course is for people who do not have a background in climate change science but who wish to acquire the language and knowledge required to understand, discuss, and take action on climate change.

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Climate Change and the Yukon

Mountains reflected on a still lakeThe objectives of the courses include summarizing climate change impacts specific to Yukon, describe how Western and Indigenous systems are informing our understanding of climate risk, introduce strategies that various Yukon organizations are employing to address climate risk and implement adaptation and mitigation measures, and inspire action by sharing youth voices on climate change. As climate change impacts and responses shift and progress, the contents of this course will require updating.

Audience: Participants already have a basic understanding of climate change, including understanding the global drivers of climate change, responses including mitigation and adaptation, and the roles of various international organizations in responding (they are highly encouraged to have taken Introduction to Climate Change and Global Society). Participants seek more detailed information on climate change in the Yukon including local impacts, risks, responses as well as key resources, policies, and organizations.

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