The online course, accessible for free via the France Université Numérique (FUN) platform, will run from 19 October to 30 November 2015. It offers participants a better understanding of climate change related issues. This initiative is in preparation for the COP 21 to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December.
Six one-week classes will address the following issues:
- the climate
- greenhouse gases
- climate modelling
- reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- regional impacts and adaptation to climate change
- climate change, impact on others; environmental and societal changes.
These courses will be in the form of videos and will be accompanied by quizzes, homework assessed by peers, and discussions.
Hervé Le Treut - Professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and the Ecole Polytechnique, and director of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace - is the course’s scientific advisor and Jean Jouzel - Director of Research at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) – its sponsor. 36 scientists from 17 different establishments are involved in this MOOC, which obtained the COP 21 certification from France’s Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
Veolia is a member of UVED’s Scientific Council. Veolia Research and Innovation’s experts will also contribute to the scientific validation of the MOOC’s contents.
> See the climate MOOC presentation video (French only):
 Massive open online course
 The videos of this MOOC are also in English