Climate change poses an existential threat to humanity. It is the biggest social, political, economic and environmental challenge faced by the world today. While countries continue to reluctantly align themselves to meet their climate change promises, communicating the urgency of this crisis remains a challenge for most stakeholders. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), one of South Asia’s leading think tanks on the politics of development, environment and climate change, invites you to join its Global Online Training Programme which focuses specifically on one critical aspect of meeting this challenge: understanding climate data, analysing it, and using it to tell climate change stories to different stakeholders. 

The programme is designed to inform about established as well as new trends and approaches in data-driven development communications for effective presentation and maximum impact.It will also introduce popular analytical tools and conceptual frameworks, and offer insights into the global legal framework and politics to better understand climate-related numbers  

What will you learn?

  • Data collection: Learn how and where to research for relevant data on climate change and development.
  • Data analysis: Develop skills to analyse and interpret trends on climate science and impacts.
  • Data visualisation: Learn to visualise data for effective communication.
  • Report writing: Develop skills to process, visualise and transform climate data into simple, compelling and informative ‘stories’ for print and web. 

Who can attend?

  • Professionals, government officials and policymakers working on climate change
  • Researchers and writers on climate and development
  • Public relations/communication officers
  • Data managers, statisticians, researchers and students
  • Anyone else interested in the subject 

Course structure

The self-paced online programme will havevideo lectures, presentations, tutorials, quizzes and assignments. Participants will also get an opportunity to work on an in-depth project of their choice. The programme will also have three live interactive sessions for meeting the trainers and fellow participants. 

The programme has been designed in such a way that it can be completed along with a regular job or study. 

The course is broken down into four modules:

  • Module 1: Data for effective communication and informed decision making on climate change for development – The World in my Backyard
  • Module 2: Finding the right data on climate
  • Module 3: Data processing and analysis to make data meaningful 
  • Module 4: Data visualisation 

All those who attend and complete the course will be assessed by the course coordination team. CSE and AAETI will award Certificates of Participation to all those who attend and complete the course. 


Kiran Pandey
Programme director, Information Management, CSE
Phone: +91-9871215338