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Global Approaches to Climate Finance

The 2015 Paris Agreement led to 196 countries adopting the first ever global climate change treaty, aimed at reducing greenhouse gases and a rising global temperature. In implementation, finance lies at the center of the Paris Agreement, as climate solutions require funding from both the public and private sectors in order to be radical and successful. How have different nations responded to this commitment and approached funding for climate resiliency?

Research shows Wikipedia content influences tourismscientists, and even judges’ legal rulings. Yet specific information about the different global approaches to climate finance is sparse. As a part of Wiki Education’s 2024 Climate Finance Initiative, we’re looking to bring together climate finance experts about various regions to document different countries’ current landscapes when it comes to funding and investing in climate mitigation. In our virtual course, participants will learn about the ins and outs of adding high-quality academic knowledge to Wikipedia. In the process, they will create the first stages of articles about climate finance in the United States or any other country.

Ready to make information about global approaches to climate finance more accessible to the public, including policymakers and the next generation of change-makers? Reserve your spot now to make a huge impact!

The Wiki Scientists course

Wiki Education invites subject-matter experts to participate in an 8-week virtual course as they learn how to edit Wikipedia. We’ll take a deep dive into Wikipedia’s coverage of climate finance in different countries, adding high-quality information to Wikipedia to inform the public about progress in this area. From April 4 — May 23, 2024, Wiki Scientists will attend a series of virtual classes facilitated by Wiki Education’s Wikipedia experts. Each participant should expect to add or expand at least one Wikipedia article documenting climate finance within a country or region.

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Meet Thursdays: 8 live sessions with our Wikipedia experts and a focused group of 10-20 other climate-passionate participants

 

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3 hours per week of light reading, researching your chosen individual and writing directly on Wikipedia

 

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Access a collaborative community of Wikipedia experts and professional peers

 

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Amplify climate finance from your laptop, reaching an audience of millions

Week 1: Introductions

Get to know each other and begin to see Wikipedia as a powerful tool for communicating climate science and climate finance to the public .

Weeks 2–5: Joining the community

Discover more about the people who make up Wikipedia’s community and pick a country you’d like to take your deep dive into. We’ll show you how to identify what information is missing from Wikipedia and how to add it according to Wikipedia’s standards. You’ll begin drafting content for pages that get as many as thousands of readers every day!

Weeks 6–8: Educating the public

You’ll take what you’ve learned and make your work “live” on Wikipedia. Your peers and Wiki Education’s experts will help you polish your work to make sure you meet readers with the best information out there. And you’ll get to commune with your fellow Wiki Scientists about any challenges and successes you’ve experienced so far.

What will you achieve?

  • An audience of millions.Few other actions you take as an individual for the climate can have an effect like a Wikipedia page can. Even adding one sentence about climate solutions to an existing page with a lot of traffic can reach millions. Imagine the possibilities!
  • Membership in an enriching, hopeful community of practice. Develop professional connections across fields while incorporating climate action into your life in a tangible way. Wikipedia editors and a close-knit group of 10-20 peers will commune with you each week to share expertise, stay accountable to our goals, and inspire hope in each other.
  • Wikipedia expertise. Create your first Wikipedia article or brush up on your existing Wikipedia-editing skills. You’ll complete the course able to continue this important work both through your own editing and through organizing local projects, embedding Wikipedia know-how within your institution or job.
  • And more!

Email scholars@wikiedu.org with questions.

Cost
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Course Dates

April 4 – May 23, 2024

Class Meeting Time

Thursdays, 9:00–10:00am Pacific (12:00–1:00pm Eastern)

Application Deadline

March 15, 2024