Free online course on the climate crisis and stopping global warming

As part of free e-learning, a course on climate crisis and how to stop global warming by collective action will be organized starting on February 22, 2022. You can complete the course in 7 weeks, after which you will receive a certificate based on solved quizzes (at least 50% correct answers ) during the course and reviewed activities that will prove your new skills.

The course is in English, with texts and subtitles available in English and Portuguese.

Given that in the last 25 years, none of the proposed solutions to climate change has contributed to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, and the Earth is approaching a potential point of no return, this course offers a possible solution – fast and coordinated collective action!

At the end of the course you will:

  • Learn new scientific concepts in Earth System Science, Law, Governance and Social Sciences;
  • Understand how the Anthropocene geological epoch impacts the future of climate issues;
  • Learn to assess the climate crisis from a multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective;
  • Be engaged in contemporary political discourse concerning the legal status of a stable climate;
  • Research first-hand the measures and responsibilities you could apply in your urban environment.

The course program consists of the following modules:

Module 1: Earth System Science – with Prof. Katherine Richardson, University of Copenhagen, and Prof. Will Steffen, Australian National University

Module 2: Mitigation of Climate Change: The Climate Crisis – with. Prof. Filipe Duarte Santos, University of Lisbon.

Module 3: International Environmental Law and Governance – with Lionel Chami, Global Pact Coalition, and Prof. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland

Module 4: A Culture of the Commons – with Prof. Viriato Soromenho-Marques, University of Lisbon

Module 5: Common Heritage (CH) and The Duty of Legal Innovation and the Common Heritage – with Prof. Alexandra Aragão, University of Coimbra, and Prof. Prue Taylor, University of Auckland

Module 6: Earth System Law and the Stable Climate as a Common Heritage of Humankind – with Prof. Louis Kotzé, North-West University, and Paulo Magalhães, CIJE – Universidade do Porto / Common Home of Humanity

Module 7: Managing Global Commons – with Prof. Iva Pires, New University of Lisbon

You can register HERE.

For all questions related to the content of the course, please contact the e-mail address:, and for all technical questions while using the e-learning platform at

Text source:

Picture source: Pixabay