The changing climate is affecting many aspects of the natural world, and in turn, human civilization. This course explores the major environmental impacts associated with climate change, from the oceans to the atmosphere. It's designed to be a broad-spectrum exploration of the current science of human-caused climate change, providing opportunities to develop ideas and approaches to overcome the resulting challenges these changes force us to address.

IDCEC Approved


For our interior design community, this course (CEU-116135) has been reviewed and approved by the IDCEC for 1.00 CEU credit.

Course Content

  • 01

    Welcome to the Program!

  • 02

    Climate Change Impacts & Action

  • 03

    Impacts on us

    • Watch: Why Sustainability

    • Read: The Impacts of Climate Change on us

    • Read: Ocean Acidification

    • Read: Air Pollution

    • Read: Extreme Weather Events

    • Read: Sea Level Rise

    • Read: Food Production and Security

  • 04

    Climate Mitigation and Actions

    • Read: Carbon Accounting

    • Watch: Carbon Emissions

    • Read: The Greenhouse Gas Protocol

    • Read: Carbon Footprinting

    • Watch: Carbon Neutrality

    • Read: Carbon Capture and Offsetting

    • International Agreements on Climate Change

    • Read: Drawdown

  • 05

    What You Can Do

    • Read: Climate Action and Leadership

    • Watch: Going Beyond the Obvious

    • Read: Barriers to Change

    • Read: Cognitive Barriers to Change

    • Watch: Cognitive Barries to Change

    • Read: Aiming for Carbon Positive

  • 06

    Additional Resources

    • Additional Links and Resources

  • 07


    • Continue Your Learning Journey!

    • Watch: A Thank you Message from Leyla

Leyla Acaroglu

Meet your Instructor

Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker


Sliding scale pricing available for this course

  • Full Price

    This pricing level is for those who have the resources to contribute the full price in either one payment or two instalments. Your full price payment helps support those who otherwise would have a hard time accessing the course.

  • Supported Price

    This pricing level is for those who can contribute to the course cost, but not at the full level, however are still relatively comfortable with the cost. The supported price is equivalent to approximately half price.

  • Emerging Price

    This price level is for those who have either currency conversions that are distinctly unfavourable, are students, or are experiencing other hardships or circumstances that are impacting their ability to pay the full or supported fee.

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