CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Get clever about climate – DKK and WWF Germany launch free online course


In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium together with the environmental organisation WWF Germany, a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse).

The course offers the scientific background as well as options for actions.
CliSAP Chair Anita Engels contributes her expertise in the field of climate change and society.

In the online course, leading climate researchers, including Prof. Dr Mojib Latif from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, concisely impart basic knowledge on climate change: its causes, its impacts, and how it can be mitigated. Guest scientists from India, the Maldives and Africa talk about the regions that are already clearly experiencing the impacts of global warming. Helena Humphrey, journalist at Deutsche Welle, moderates the #ClimateCourse.

Registration open now

The course consists of six chapters, each comprising short video clips, quizzes and supplementary interactive teaching materials. At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate as evidence of their further education. The course is designed for students, teachers, scientific staff, authorities, coordinators for climate projects, decision makers, editors and the press. Applications for the free course starting on October 1st are open now at

The  #ClimateCourse,  funded  by  the  Federal  Foreign  Office,  is  a  further  development  of  the German  course  “Klimawandel  und  seine  Folgen”.  More  than  10,000  people  have  already participated  in  this  course.  The  German  course  is  accessible  at

CliSAP researchers involved:

Joint press release by DKK with WWF