Online Courses


A list of online courses on various climate and health topics can be found in the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit here

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, offers online short-courses

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), “Climate Change Education”, edX

Harvard University, "The Health Effects of Climate Change", edX

Murdoch University, “Global Biosecurity for One Health”, Future Learn

Next Gen U, “Climate Change and Health”

Rainer Sauerborn and Sophie-Hélène Goulet, Centre Virchow-Villermé, "Climate Change and Health", Iversity (Free & Self-Paced)

The Maryland Leadership Climate Academy offers Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) Credential Training Programs tailored for Maryland and the mid-Atlantic United States to help participants integrate climate change into their decision-making and professional activities

The Yale School of Public Health, “Climate Change and Health Certificate”; GCCHE members receive a 10% tuition discount (please indicate if you are a member in the application)

University of Geneva, Institute Pasteur, University of Montreal and Centre Virchow-Villermé/University Paris Descartes, “Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface”, Coursera

Knowledge and Analytical Skills

Climate drivers, weather, climate change, and climate variability

​The University of British Columbia, “Climate Change: The Science”, edX

The University of Chicago, “Modeling Climate Change”, edX

UN CC:e-Learn, “Introductory e-Course on Climate Change”

University of Bergen, “Causes of Climate Change”, Future Learn

Health Impacts

- General:

​Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, “Climate Change and Health”, Dec 19, 2017

Coursera, “Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface”, University of Montreal

InnoEnergy, EIT Health, “The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health”, Future Learn

The Centre Virchow-Villermé, “MOOC Changement climatique et santé dans le contexte africain”

The Centre Virchow-Villermé, “MOOC Climate Change & Health”

- Environmental degradation: 

​United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, African Local Government Academy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute for Housing and Urban Development, “Planning for Climate Change in African Cities”, Coursera

US Forest Service, Climate Change Resource Center, “Climate Change Effects on Forests and Grasslands”

- Infectious Disease:

University of Geneva, Institute Pasteur, University of Montreal & Centre Virchow-Villermé/University Paris Descartes, "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface", Coursera

-Food & Water Security:

United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources”

University of Geneva, “Climate Change and Water in Mountains: A Global Concern”, Coursera​

- Mental health:

American Psychiatric Association (APA), "Climate Change and Disaster Mental Health"; Estimated Duration: 1 Hour; AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation available upon completion

Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation

Cascades, "​Fundamentals of Sustainable Health Systems", offered 3x per year

University of Cape Town, “Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries”, Coursera

Local, national & global environmental conditions:

National Research Tomsk State University, “The Changing Arctic”, Coursera

NOAA Digital Coast, “Coastal Inundation Mapping”

Communication and Collaboration

Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, "Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action," Next course will be offered in 2020

SDG Academy, “Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking”, Apr 2018

National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, “Framing for Climate Interpreters”, FrameWorks Academy

The University of Queensland, “Making Sense of Climate Science Denial”, edX


​NOAA Office for Coastal Management, “Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities”, Jun 6-7, 2018

NOAA Digital Coast, “CanVis: A Tool for Visualizing Coastal Changes and Potential Adaptation Strategies”

The World Bank Group, “From Climate Science to Action”, edX

Tsinghua University, “China’s Perspective on Climate Change”, edX

United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Local Government Climate Adaptation Training” 

University of Exeter, “Climate Change: Solutions”, Future Learn

University of London, SOAS University of London, “Global Energy and Climate Policy”, Coursera

University of Michigan, “Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action”, Coursera

University of Reading, “The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture”, Future Learn

Uppsala University, “Climate Change Leadership”, Future Learn

USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center, “Adapting to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers”

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center,  “Scenario Planning Toward Climate Change Adaptation”

Public Health Practice

Planetary Health Alliance, Planetary and One Health, Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge, 2021

The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University, Certificate Program in Climate Change and Planetary Health; see admissions requirements

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Climate Change and Children’s Health continuing education (CE) course; to receive CE for this course, click this button and follow 9 Simple Steps before October 4, 2021

Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, 9-credit online certificate, "Climate Resilience Certificate for Professionals"

Johns Hopkins University, “Public Health in Humanitarian Crises”, Coursera

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health Academic Center, "Activity: Climate Change and Health"; 60 minutes; designated for 1.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

University of Copenhagen, “An Introduction to Global Health”, Coursera

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

Clinical Practice

EIT Food, Nutrition for Health and Sustainability, 2021

Gaples Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet: An Interactive Guide for Clinicians, 2021

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), MOC 2 Credit on "Impact of Climate Change on Pediatric Health Care." To find the module, login to your American Board of Pediatrics portfolio (; under "Activity Points," click on the blue "My Activities" button in the MOC section; then click on the "Self-Assessment (Part 2) Search" button; enter "climate" in the search field to find the activity.

WONCA (The World Organisation of Family Doctors), Online Course on Planetary Health for Primary Care; course description here

UC Berkeley, free online course: "Doctoring Climate Change: Air Quality, Heat-Related Illness, and Disparate Impact," developed by Dr. Ashley McClure, FACP, and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) Continuing Education program; free Certificates of Completion available, additional $15.00 fee for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Certificate of Completion. 

Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, CME Webinars, July & September 2020; watch webinars and recordings and apply for CME Credit

CDC, The Climate Change and Children’s Health continuing education (CE) course; to receive CE for this course, click this button and follow 9 Simple Steps before October 4, 2021

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, training courses on sustainability, health and healthcare: Introduction to Sustainable HealthcareGreen Space and HealthSustainable Quality Improvement, & Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare

Emory University, "Climate Crisis and Clinical Medicine M3&M4 Virtual Elective," Spring 2020

1 hour of free nursing Continuing Education credit (webinar): Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE), “Let’s Talk Health and Climate: Communicating on Climate Change & Health”, Oct 11, 2017

3 free nursing Continuing Education credits: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE), “Advancing Clean Air, Climate, & Health: Opportunities for Nurses”, Jan 29, 2017

Free courses and learning materials to enhance nursing and health professional education on sustainability and climate change: NurSusTOOLKIT

CDC, “Recognizing, Preventing and Treating Heat-Related Illness”

Chalmers University of Technology, “Sustainability in Everyday Life”, edX

Disaster Resistant Communities Group, "Disaster Health and Sheltering Course"

Brown University Medical School and the Rhode Island Department of Health Academic Center, "Activity: Climate Change and Health"; 60 minutes; 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Physicians, 0.75 Contact Hour for nurses

University of Colorado System, “Foundations for Global Health Responders”, Coursera