Few issues pose a greater challenge to economic prosperity and human security than climate change. It represents one of the biggest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet.

The programme follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. It uses the latest information and communication technology (ICT) tools and techniques and also employs a unique format of learning through video conferencing by utilizing the facilities of Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) - an initiative started and developed by the World Bank in 2000.

Participants Comments

  • I am really amazed. Its relevance and importance is unique that it deals with the science of the climate change in a simple way and the policy of the climate change with a thoughtful approach.
  • It was very relevant to my current work for the mitigation/adaptation policy research.
  • With my aim of working for an environmental NGO, I will be able to speak up with confidence and push for various policies in favour of the environment based on the gained knowledge
  • Target Audience

    The programme has been customised for:

     Development practitioners
     Policy makers
     Corporate sector
     Graduates and mid-level professionals

    The participants should have:

     Proficiency in English language.
     Strong commitment and subject interest

  • Schedule

    Activity Dates
    Registration 01 Aug to 8 Sep ‘13
    Introductory VC session 13 Sep ‘13
    Module 1 (including VC) 18 Sep to 09 Oct ‘13
    Module 2 (including VC) 10 Oct to 31 Oct ‘13
    Module 3 (including VC) 01 Nov to 21 Nov ‘13
    Module 4 (including VC) 22 Nov to 13 Dec ‘13
    Concluding VC session 16 Dec ‘13

    Participants who will not be able to attend VC can watch the live webcast and interact with faculty.
  • Certification & Registration


    On successful completion of the programme, the participants will be awarded a joint certificate from TERI, IGES and TDLC.

    Registration Fees

    US$ 250 per participant

    20-40% scholarship may be offered to undergraduate students, unemployed and low income participants.

  • Programme Objectives

    • Build capacities of individuals and organizations for a better understanding of climate change dynamics
    • Evolve an interdisciplinary approach towards understanding the various challenges posed by climate change; and
    • Provide participants an opportunity to demonstrate functional knowledge of the core issues of climate change through analysis and diagnosis of real-world problems.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After completion of the programme, the participants will be able to:
    • Develop a holistic understanding of the climate-change problem, which can potentially affect all dimensions of life (business, society, environment, etc);
    • Acquire technical skills required to address problems with respect to the varied dimensions of climate change;
    • Identify, create, and reflect upon 'integrated approaches' and appropriate interventions that may lead to taking necessary action and coping with climate change; and
    • Put theory into practice by
      • Applying science into policy making;
      • Exploring the risks and opportunities for business;
      • Formulating sound strategies for adaptation and mitigation; and
      • Understanding the interface between development and climate change.

  • Programme Approach

    The programme will commence with an introductory videoconference session that will provide an overview of the course structure and the core concepts.

    The 12-week programme will consist of four learning modules spread over three weeks each. The duration of each module will be 20-25 learning hours...
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  • Programme Content

    Module 1: Science of climate change
    Module 2: Impacts of climate change
    Module 3: Coping with climate change
    Module 4: Action and political economy

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  • Participating Countries

    India Japan
    Bangladesh Sri lanka
    Vietnam(Ha Noi) Vietnam(Ho Chi Minh City)

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