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WWF-Russia presented a MOOC

16 december 2020
On December 16, WWF-Russia experts delivered an open online lecture on climate change in the world, in Russia, and in the Kamchatka region. The target audience of the lecture was the general public: those who are interested in climate science and wish to learn more about up-to-date trends of global climate change and the weather at the end of the 21st century.

Alexey Kokorin, the director of WWF-Russia’s Climate and Energy Program, and Grigory Yulkin, an expert on climate change and issues of greenhouse gas emissions were the speakers. During the lecture, they explained how the climate was changing in previous centuries due to both natural causes and anthropogenic impact. Alexey Kokorin and Grigory Yulkin discussed the future of the Paris Agreement and possibilities of reduction of global greenhouse gas emission. The current state of climate in Russia and Kamchatka were also covered. Grigory Yulkin also described the massive open online course (MOOC) on climate change.

The large-scale job of gathering and adapting the scientific data was conducted in the framework of the project supported by the German Foreign Office. The project was aimed at raising awareness of the changing climate in Siberia and the Russian Far East. The German Climate Consortium and WWF-Germany developed the material for the MOOC on climate change in Russia and the Arctic. The Northern Arctic Federal University and the Association “National Arctic Research and Education Consortium” translated the course. WWF-Russia expanded the course with lectures about Russia’s contemporary realities, risks and challenges of future climate changes in our country.

The MOOC is available online on WWF-Russia’s educational project website: http://курс.изменениеклимата.рф

For additional information please contact
Climate and Energy programme Director