Environment and Climate
How do we ensure a healthy and safe living environment for 10 billion people on our planet? Ranked as world’s most sustainable university, WUR takes the responsibility finding ways to deal with climate change and contribute to achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). Are you interested in taking a natural and socio-scientific perspective on issues such as health, food security, climate change and depletion of natural resources and renewable resources? Our continuing education MOOCs, programmes and courses draw from a solid base of expertise in various environment related knowledge domains. Join us.
Discover all Environment and Climate courses and programmes:
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MOOC Agricultural Water Management: Water, Society and Technology Interactions
Join us as we explore how we can meet the increasing food demands around the world by contributing to optimisation of agricultural water governance and technologies.
MOOC Animal Behaviour in Conservation
How can we co-exist with wildlife in our human-dominated world? Learn how you can apply animal behavioural principles to design more effective conservation actions.
MOOC Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Join the transition towards a circular economy, taking into consideration economic, supply chain, social, technical, managerial and environmental aspects.
MOOC Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes
Learn to mobilize collaboration among landscape actors to enhance biodiversity by applying nature-based climate solutions as we adapt to and mitigate climate change.
MOOC Co-Creating Sustainable Cities
Learn how citizen's co-creation is key to making cities more sustainable by understanding the interplay between technology, policy and people’s daily lives.
MOOC Drainage in Agriculture: controlling water and salt levels in the soil
Be prepared for the effects of climate change by learning how to design and implement effective agri-drainage systems to create optimal soil for growing conditions.
MOOC Environmental Gamechanger – Lead the Way to Sustainable Development
Do you wish to have a real impact on global challenges? Join gamechangers around the world in creating that sustainable environment, right where you are.
MOOC Food and Nutrition Security in Urbanizing Landscapes
See your urbanizing landscape from a spatial and integrated food systems perspective. Identify counterparts to collaborate with. Break the rural-urban divide!
MOOC Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes
Learn to navigate the web of landscape finance, across public, private and banking stakeholders, and develop cutting-edge business cases for sustainable landscapes.
MOOC Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales
Get the knowledge and skills to design and implement effective landscape governance that harnesses the power of place to mobilise and unite stakeholders.
MOOC Landscape Leadership: Catalyse Sustainable Development in Landscapes
Learn how to take the lead in mobilising resources, resolve conflicts and facilitate stakeholders to achieve sustainable, innovative change in your landscape.
MOOC Plant Based Diets: Food for a Sustainable Future
Discover the effect of Plant Based Diets on climate change, infectious diseases and chronic illnesses and the impact you can have, by ‘going (more) plant based’.
MOOC Soil4Life: Sustainable Soil Management
Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and e...
MOOC Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking
As part of the XSeries Sustainable Food Security, learn how to apply systems thinking to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems.
MOOC Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the future
Engage in interdisciplinary debates to explore and co-create future responsible travel and tourism initiatives in your personal/professional context. Join us!
MOOC Sustainable Tourism: Society & Environmental Aspects
An all-round introduction to the industry, understand the scope next to the social and environmental impact of tourism and help drive its sustainability!
MOOC Sustainable Urban Development: Discover Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today.
MOOC Tourism and Climate Change
Learn how tourism and climate change are inextricably connected and the key challenges related to mitigation/adaptation to better position yourself/organisation.
MOOC Transformative Citizen Science for Sustainability
Go beyond citizen-gathered data. Learn to design projects that actively mobilise citizens, policy makers and scientists to improve human and ecological wellbeing. In this advanced ...
MOOC Urban rewilding: restore your local ecosystem
Learn to tackle urban challenges – from climate resilience to community cohesion – by leveraging the power of nature. Join us and rewild your neighbourhood.
Our transformative take on climate action
WUR’s professional education in Environment and Climate addresses a variety of environmental issues effecting climate change. We take our perspective on environmental science and climate adaptation by deepening topics such as climate smart agriculture, environmental resources management, climate disaster management, sustainable tourism and ecotourism, climate finance and sustainable leadership.
When it comes to agriculture, rapid climate change is an increasing threat to cultivation. We will have to devote much more attention to the use of water resources and the supply of water, in addition to good water management and other nature based solutions. Therefore, our Land and Water Management courses and programmes for professionals tackle various perspectives on these complex issues, as well as focusing on optimizing irrigation and drainage systems and exploring solutions for soil erosion and soil pollution. Also check our Landscape and Climate Change courses.
Furthermore, Green Cities is the Wageningen Environmental Research programme that focuses on understanding and applying a nature-based approach in urban areas, analyzing circular economy trends. WUR also explores the impact on society and ecosystems, and develops evidence-based, integrated solutions and technology. Join one of these courses to discover the benefits of biodiversity and climate resilient cities.
Deeper understanding human behaviour
Many of today’s major issues in health and sustainability are inevitably associated with human conduct. To address these societal challenges, understanding consumption patterns and lifestyles is crucial to develop effective solutions. Learn how individuals and the population at large can make an impact, for instance with plant based, vegan or climatarian diets and a more circular mindset, by joining courses in sustainable lifestyle and (eco)tourism.