WWF-Russia presented a MOOC
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