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This eLearning course is developed by UNITAR, UNDESA and UNFCCC and builds on outcomes of the Climate and SDGs synergies conference in 2019 and online consultations in 2020-2021 on this topic. This course aims to:

  • Educate the public on the positive relations between pursuing climate goals and implementing SDGs.
  • Introduce new sustainable business opportunities and possibilities for stakeholders by making the case for synergies.
  • Introduce the tools used to identify and harness climate & SDG interlinkages, provide practical guidance on the industry level.
  • Elaborate on the strategies to overcome implementation challenges. Eventually, the course aims to turn the pursuit of positive climate impact and the achievement of SDGs an industry and policy standards.

Course content

The course consists of three parts which are outlined below:

Part I: The Global Challenges: Poverty and Inequality, Climate Change, and the Pandemic

Part II: The Universally Agreed Global Vision: Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement

Part III: Need to increase the level of ambition on climate change 

Participants will be awarded a certificate upon course completion. For details see here

Target audience

UN staff at all levelsworking in any UN agency and any country.


This online course is free and self-paced, currently open till 2023.

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