Launched today, 'Climate Solutions India' is a freely-accessible course provided in Hindi and focussed on the science, impacts and solutions of climate change in India.
The course is the result of a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the India Consulate and was brought together by the Online Course Production team at the University of Edinburgh with alumni from the MSc Carbon Management programme (online and on campus) - Som Narayan, Pranam Reddy, Nishtha Singh, Gautam Jindal and Poornima Kumar.
The Climate Solutions course - now available in English, Arabic and Hindi with versions focused on Egypt, UAE, India and the UK - is designed and delivered by award-winning climate change experts and educators, including ECCI's director Professor Dave Reay.
It tackles the biggest challenge of our time – climate change – by giving learners the knowledge and tools needed to make a real difference. Designed to be accessible and engaging throughout, it provides learners with the facts they need to know about what climate change is, and the solutions that can help them be part of fighting it.
Professor Pankaj Pankaj, International Dean for South Asia at the University of Edinburgh said: "I am delighted to see this course being launched in Hindi - congratulations to all involved. We are grateful to the Consulate General of India in Edinburgh for their kind support.
"This is a fantastic example of collaboration between the Government of India and the University of Edinburgh in this all important area of climate change." - Professor Pankaj Pankaj, International Dean for South Asia at the University of Edinburgh
Professor Dave Reay, Execuctive Director of Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, University of Edinburgh said: “It has been a real pleasure working in partnership with the India Consulate to develop this new open access climate change course.
"Huge thanks to the online course development team here at Edinburgh, and to the wonderful translation work led by our colleagues in the India Consulate, in bringing this important new course to life.
"Alongside our expanding suite of open access climate change courses, this new online course promises to be a valuable resource for many thousands of Hindi-speaking students and educators across India and globally.” - Professor Dave Reay, Execuctive Director of Edinburgh Climate Change Institute
Climate Solutions is now available in English, Arabic and Hindi with versions focused on Egypt, UAE, India and the UK, with new versions for Senegal, Malawi, Ecuador and Mexico planned for the near future.
Digital Education Designer and University Teacher in Carbon Management, Dr Erika Warnatzsch, who designs and brings together the content of each of the courses said: "Education is key to building climate resilience, but most climate information is highly technical, locked behind paywalls, and limited to being published in the English language.
"The University of Edinburgh is committed to designing and delivering a range of open-access digital climate solution courses, translated into a range of local languages.
"Together with our partners and our expert alumni we are proud to be improving access to climate information in some of the most vulnerable countries of the world." - Digital Education Designer and University Teacher in Carbon Management, Dr Erika Warnatzsch
Development of these free online climate courses is supported by the University's Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) and is in partnership with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS). Explore the suite of courses here and below:
- Climate Solutions: Egypt (English)
- Climate Solutions: Egypt (Arabic)
- Climate Solutions: UAE (English)
- Climate Solutions: India (English)
- Climate Solutions: India (Hindi)
- Climate Solutions: UK (English)
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