India is already experiencing extreme impacts of climate change, one of the biggest threats to life on Earth in this century. Yet for most of us, the realisation that the world stands at an edge remains latent and un-internalised. Catastrophic extreme weather events have been regularly wreaking havoc on India and most other nations, leading to enormous destruction of lives and property and huge economic losses. Even as we struggle to make sense of these, are we — as individuals, communities, and countries — doing enough to combat the climate crises? Be it the cyclone Amphan, floods in Andhra Pradesh, climate change-induced attacks by locust swarms, or wildfires ravaging our forests – these incidents are interconnected and all point to anthropogenic activities. Worryingly, such events now occur across the world much more frequently and intensely. 


Keeping in mind this huge existential threat that the Earth faces, it becomes inevitable to make climate change discussions a part of classroom interactions and pedagogy. It is important to internalise the threat we face, so that we can relate to it better, and work more proactively towards finding solutions. With this objective, this four-week course has been exclusively designed for teachers in schools. It will:

  • Add to and build up their understanding and knowledge of climate change -- its science, politics and impacts. 
  • Offer them ideas, tools and methodologies for more effective classroom teaching of the subject of climate change 
  • Bolster their confidence to facilitate classroom discussions on the subject within their own local contexts 
  • Provide a platform for learning from experiences of a cohort of teachers and other professionals in the field 


The course will include classroom briefings and presentations by subject experts, special lectures, classroom discussions, suggested online readings and audio-visual content. It will be spread over four weeks and is designed to be self-paced so that attending teachers do not feel undue pressure


  • Fundamentals of climate change
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Climate change negotiations
  • Adaptation and mitigation
  • Some contemporary issues – net zero, sinks, equity, carbon budgets

DURATION: May 30-June 25, 2022

A CSE E-Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all participants who complete the course successfully.

Course Coordinator:

Tushita Rawat 

Please write to the course coordinator for any queries.