India saw extreme weather events on 86% of the days in the first nine months of the year as per India 2023: An assessment of extreme weather events by Down to Earth (DTE). It also states that alll 36 states and Union Territories in the country experienced these events. As climate change exacerbates due to human activities, its impacts are becoming more frequent with time. These impacts are not just impacting the current generation but will also continue to affect future generations. Therefore. it is of immense importantance to bring the issue of climate change into the mainstream education, enhance our understanding of the issue, and equip our students with the knowledge and empowerment necessary to take meaningful climate action. 

Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Green Schools Programme (GSP) invites school teachers (teaching classes V to XII) to join the fifth batch of its free online course on climate change. 

Duration: December 18, 2023 to January 13, 2024 

Exclusively designed for school teachers, the four-week course will:

●    Add to and build up their understanding and knowledge of climate change, and 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 context

●    Provide a platform for learning from the 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, audio-visual content, weekly assessments and a course-end assignment. It will be spread over four weeks and is designed to be self-paced so that participating teachers do not feel undue pressure. 

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


●    Fundamentals of climate change

●    Impacts of climate change

●    Climate change negotiations

●    Adaptation and mitigation

●    Some contemporary issues – net zero, sinks, equity, carbon budgets  

Course Coordinator:

Tushita Rawat