Massive Open Online Course

Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate


First launched in 2015 with more than 12,000 participants, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate’ was relaunched in 2017 with revised material and interviews. The course was developed by the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences in Germany and UN Environment, and is hosted on the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) platform.

The MOOC explores the interlinkages between ecosystems, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It aims to enhance knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized.

Find out more and register for the MOOC here.

The following MOOCs also relate to ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and may be of interest:

A Resilient Future: Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

Introduction to Resilience for Development

Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace

Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development 

Flood Risk Management