Please read before you start: How to use this e-learning tool

  • Please start with module 1 and end up with module 9, begin with unit 1 and finish with the last unit. The modules and units are built on one another. If you jump between modules and units you might have difficulties understanding it because of missing information that has been transmitted in the module before.
  • Each unit takes about 20 - 30 minutes. You can stop and continue whenever you want. If you stop within a unit the system will ask you next time if you want to resume where you left off.
  • Each unit includes interactive buttons.
    a)  Not all information is transmitted all at once. In the slides you will find lettered fields. If you click on them you get further information about the topic.
    b) Information buttons, round and yellow with an “I” in its middle: if you click on the i-button you will get further explanations about a topic, including important sources and further reading or the like.
  • Exercises: We try to make the units as varied as possible. Therefore we created different small exercises, sometimes within the unit, sometimes at the very end of it. After finishing the exercise you find a button “send” or “submit”, depending on the exercise, that leads you to the solution. In some types of exercises you will have the possibility to retry the exercise, sometimes the solution will be shown to you immediately.
    Important: These exercises are made for you as a refreshing of the lessons learned and to give you a first playful possibility to apply your just learned knowledge. The results won’t be saved or published.
  • Don’t be surprised, as the modules are written by different authors and have been produced during different development periods, the style of the modules may vary.

Dear participants, 

here you find access to the webinar platform Adobe Connect. Please read the instruction carefully and refer to your tutor for a technical test. For technical support please contact 

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Your e-Learning Tutor

Learners are introduced to anthropogenic climate change. Background, causes and consequences are presented.This module is designed to impart the fundamentals of climate change and to ensure the same standard of knowledge for all participants.

The international framework for worldwide climate protection is set out and the pertinent documents are presented. The history of international climate protection is briefly outlined. In addition, international measures designed to ensure the self-commitment of businesses are presented and their content and underlying reasons specified. The module is designed to impart background knowledge on international climate policies.

The nexus between the distribution of resources, climate change and the phenomena of poverty and underdevelopment in the countries of the South is pointed out. The module is designed to make learners aware of the problems caused by poverty in the South and of the nexus between climate change and poverty.

Learners are introduced to alternative forms of economic activity in a societal context, and to the strategies pursued by sufficiency and efficiency economies. The module is supposed to familiarise learners with diverse options of alternative, climate-optimised economic activity and with corresponding business models. 

Introductions are given to the following three fields of action, where climate-optimised approaches can be launched at the institutional level:
Field of action 1: Eco-fair procurement
Field of action 2: Sustainable tourism
Field of action 3: North-South climate partnerships

The basics of communciation theory will be explained wihtin this module. Aim of this module is the improvement of the own communication and cooperation behaviour and enable the learners becoming promoters for climate justice. 

Within this module the basics and characteristics of carbon footprint calculations are explained.

It will be explained how tourism can influence the climate and is influenced by it and which role the so called sustainable tourism is playing in this context. It aims to give background information as well as best practice examples and options for action.

In this module finally the topics tourism and climate change are put in the context of lobbying and advocacy. It's aim is to explain what advocacy work is, how it can be implemented and what tools can be used.