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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Course on Aquatic Effect Assessment of Plant Protection Products
2 week online training programme for Tier 1 up and to the higher tiers, focus lays upon EFSA guidance about aquatic effect assessment and the linking of exposure to effects.
Course on Exposure Assessment of Plant Protection Products for Groundwater and Surface Water
2.5-day training programme for professionals who want to learn multiple models related with leaching and aquatic exposure, including greenhouse emission, of plant protection produc...
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 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 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 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...
Programme: Animal Behaviour in Science and Conservation
Are you interested in learning about animal behaviour and conservation interventions from a behaviour-based perspective? Learn how the science of animal behaviour can be applied to...
Programme: Water and Drainage in Agriculture
At Wageningen University & Research we uniquely approach water management from not only the technical, but also the social and governmental perspective. Because, water technology c...
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.