ECOWAS Energy Training Program

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency(ECREEE), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) in New York and the Engineering Department of the University of Cape Verde (UNICV) in Mindelo, São Vicente, are executing a part-time certified distance-learning programme on sustainable energy for experts from the ECOWAS region.

The first round of this programme will train ten (10) experts currently employed by utilities, regulators or independent power producers (IPPs) in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy policy planning. The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the long-term capabilities of these institutions and companies to design and appraise projects, integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency into their planning, execution and monitoring cycles.

Qualified and interested experts from all fifteen (15) ECOWAS countries are invited to apply. The application deadline is 31 August 2013. Further information is available at: and


Advanced PG Diploma in Renewable Energy, Teri University

Advanced  PG  Diploma  distance  learning  programme in Renewable Energy is being  offered  by  TERI  University.  Last Date for applying is 30th June, 2013.

It  gives  an  opportunity to learn about the fastest growing sector in the world, sitting in the comfort of your home/office.

 Programme Details:

             A two years Advanced PG Diploma with an exit option after a year leadingto a PG Diploma in Renewable Energy

             Covers technologies such as solar, Wind and biomass, growing at a doubledigit rate

              Study through web-based Virtual Learning Environment

             Lectures  from  renowned  experts  in  each  field  during  face-to-faceinteraction or through webinars

             Developed in collaboration with UK Open University and Ministry of New &Renewable Energy, Government of India

              Approved by Distance Education Council (DEC), India

              Open for International students also


A bachelors degree in Mathematics/Physical Science/Technology or equivalent with  minimum  cumulative grade point average of 6.0 on a 10 point scale or equivalent  as  determined  by  TERI University, wherever letter grades are awarded,  or  55%  marks  in  aggregate  (of  all  years/semesters  of  the qualifying examinations) wherever marks are awarded.

More Details:

For  more  information  about  the  programme,  kindly go through the link:   or  contact  the  University  for further details at the below mentioned.

With regards,

TERI University

Phone: +91 11 26122222, 26139110, 26139011


New online climate course by UBC

Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations

This free online course from the University of British Columbiaintroduces the basics of the Earth’s climate system, climate models and predictions, the natural and human impacts of climate change, potential responses, and the evolution of climate policy.

You will learn how to:

§  Analyze the science behind climate change

§  Assess the demographic, economic and political factors that accelerate climate change

§  Evaluate mitigation strategies that address the causes of climate change

§  Explain key adaptation strategies that help us respond to climate change

§  Investigate the links between climate change and economic resilience, health, poverty, and environmental problems such as biodiversity and water quality

Course instructors

§  Dr. Sara Harris, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, UBC

DDr. Sarah Burch, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC

Register for free at

View the course introduction on YouTube (2:06).

About this course

 Climate Literacy is delivered as a MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – through Coursera and is sponsored by UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.

Learn with others worldwide. Starts May 20, 2013.

New Adaptation Short Course

The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP), working with the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, is excited to offer the 2013 Adaptation Academy Foundation Course: Creating Climate Adaptation Leaders aiming to support decision making in a changing environment.

Now in our fourth year, the Adaptation Academy is a leading climate adaptation training programme, supporting participants in developing technical and leadership skills in climate adaptation through actual project work and practical case studies. We constantly refine and shape the course based on the learning and feedback from previous years, ensuring that we remain a global leader in climate adaptation training. 

Climate adaptation requires champions, leaders and agents of change. Join us next August and immerse yourself in the Foundation Course. Emerge transformed. Be prepared to find adaptation solutions for some of the most profound challenges ever to face the world and build a strong foundation for integrating climate adaptation into your work. Join world-renowned alumni and the leading global network of climate adaptation.

From the halls of an Oxford college, explore your role, make new and binding friendships with future leaders, raise the bar on your own thinking and potential by rubbing shoulders with an internationally renowned academic community, learn first-hand from expert practitioners and be inspired by leading intellectuals pioneering revolutionary interventions.


The Foundation Course integrates four central learning themes:

1.      Participants’ role as change makers

2.      Causal chains of climate science

3.      Adaptation as a process

4.      Project/Program development

Building on these four central themes, we have developed a range of different modules and exercises to bridge knowledge and application, theory and practice. The content of the 2013 Foundation Course will be:

·Concepts of climate change, risk, vulnerability and adaptation

·Analysing climate data for change and variability – trends and extreme events

·Using climate change scenarios – uncertainty, probability, climate envelopes

·Theory of change, leadership skills and communicating climate risks

·Assessing vulnerability and impacts

·Mapping socio-institutional networks, information flows and needs

·National, sectoral, urban and local strategies and measures

·Disaster risk reduction

·Economics of adaptation and adaptation finance

·Screening adaptation options to develop sound projects

·Monitoring, evaluation and learning in adaptation pathways

·Project development and practical skills development

Places are filling up and only a few remain! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to revolutionise your thinking and take steps towards becoming an effective change maker.

The 2013 Adaptation Academy Foundation Course runs from the 12-30 August 2013, Oxford UK.

For more information, check out the Academy website ( or contact Mica Longanecker, the Academy Coordinator, at .


Apply directly online for the course here!

Planning for Local Climate Change short courses at U.Mass-Amherst

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts is offering two intensive 6-week, 3-credit online courses on climate change this summer. The courses are open to master’s students as well as upper-level undergrads from any institution. They are appropriate for students in Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Regional Planning, and City/Urban Planning and for environmental and planning professionals.

  • Planning for Local Climate Change Mitigation, May 26-June 28
  • Planning for Local Climate Change Adaptation, July 8-August 16


Registration info




Jeff Howard, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Environmental Studies, NYU
Visiting Instructor, Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst


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Upcoming Green Teacher Webinars on Climate Change Education

The Importance of Place in Climate Change Education

Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time (EDT)
Presenter: Kristen Iverson Poppleton

Place is an important tool when teaching climate change, and connecting the two makes the climate change immediately relevant and personal. Kristen will speak broadly on place-based education and climate change.  She will provide specific examples of how the Will Steger Foundation connects Minnesota educators and their students with Minnesota as their place, makes them aware of how climate change is impacting them, and helps them develop ways they can implement solutions in their schools and communities. 


For free registration for this or other upcoming webinars, visit



(This will be our third climate change webinar for youth educators.   The archived version of the following two previous ones remain VERY popular with Green Teacher subscribers:


Deep Climate Change Education: Learning and Teaching for Personal and Social Transformation”  
Presenters: David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa   
Suitability: All formal and non-formal youth educators


“Energy Education: How & Why?”
Presenter: Pat Higby     
Suitability: Formal and non-formal educators, grades 2-12


(You can learn more about both of these webinars on our website via the above link.)


Derecho Internacional y Cambio Climático


FLACSO Argentina


Adaptation Fund


 El Posgrado en Derecho y Economía del Cambio Climático

abre la inscripción al curso:


Derecho Internacional y Cambio Climático


El curso sobre Derecho Internacional y Cambio Climático será dictado por el Embajador Raúl Estrada Oyuela y Soledad Aguilar y suma 30 horas de crédito para el Posgrado en Derecho y Economía del Cambio Climático.

Participarán como panelistas invitados: Marcia Levaggi (Gerente del Fondo de Adaptación), Daniel Gallagher (Oficial del Fondo de Adaptación), Eugenia Recio(consultora experta en REDD+) y John Costenbander (Climate Focus).

Más información e inscripción: 

Harvard Distance Learning Course on Climate Change

The Harvard Extension School is offering an online course on climate change that starts on Wednesday, 30 January at 4:30pm.  It is entitled:

Global Climate Change: The Science, Social Impact, and Diplomacy of a World Environmental Crisis

This 15-week,  semester-long course may be taken for credit on an undergraduate or graduate school level, but it can also be taken with a “Not for Credit” option. Many citizens, fellow scholars, and environmentalists working in government or NGOs throughout this country and around the world have found these courses to be of great value as a source of strategic information and analytical insight as they try to address environmental problems in their own careers and workplaces.  From this perspective many active professionals engaged in the everyday work place — whether as businessmen, government officials, college or university professors, NGO and environmental activits — have found this course of exceptional value in the past. It has helped them orient themselves toward the largest shared experience before the human community in the coming decades, and it has given them the tools to take forward in their own lives to continue to make sense of the changes in our climate and help them formulate realistic and effective responses to it in their own lives.

Anyone enrolled in the course is given access to and instruction in using the “Clearing House for Environmental Course Materials” which can serve to support their ongoing work well after the completion of the individual courses.  Further, students in these courses will receive information about Food-Matters.TV where they can explore the emerging impact of climate change upon both local and global food systems and the ways in which this will express itself in the coming years as an environmental justice issue.

In addition the course is designed to exposed students to a variety of “outside” experts and opinion-leaders as a component of the weekly lectures.  For example, in the second week of the Climate course, students will be able to view (or attend if they are on campus) a presentation by former Vice-President, Al Gore, reflecting upon our current global climate predicament and offering insights about how we might proceed from here.  Further, the course offers students a “window” to other climate-related events going on at Harvard throughout the forthcoming semester.  For instance, the day after Al Gore’s presentation to the Harvard community, there is going to be an important public discussion of climate change policy in the United States, touching upon why nothing of substance has been accomplished by a wide variety of political figures over the last quarter century.

The course starts on Wednesday, 30 January.  Syllabus for the course can be accessed by clicking here.  The initial meeting of the course from 4:30 onwards on 30 January 2013 is available in streaming mode by clicking here.