The E-Waste Challenge MOOC

Join the MOOC to take action on e-waste


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Tackling the global explosion of e-waste is one of the most important challenges of our time.

Yet it is also a fantastic opportunity for all of us to get involved, to make a difference and to help bring about the systemic change needed for a greener future!

Welcome to the E-Waste Challenge!

Inger Andersen, Executive Director UNEP

Find out why Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, thinks there is a huge risk if we continue with a business-as-usual approach to the ongoing 'eruption of e-waste' - and how, if we work together, we can turn this challenge into an opportunity to help mitigate climate change, create green jobs, and help countries kick-start a circular economy. Signing up to the MOOC can be your first step!

Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary BRS/UNEP

Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), invites you to join the MOOC and find out what happens to the fastest growing waste stream in the world - e-waste. How can we join together to address this complex problem? The MOOC invites you to play a role in designing the solutions we need!

Together, we have an opportunity for joint action

Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU

"Join us to turn today's digital revolution into an environmental development revolution!" says Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in his welcome message for the E-Waste Challenge MOOC. "Support the transition to a circular economy." Watch the video to hear more!

Dr Maria Neira, World Health Organization

Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization (WHO), invites you to explore the E-waste Challenge MOOC with a call to action: We urgently need to have electronic waste identified as a health problem. We have an amazing opportunity for joint action today to tackle e-waste!

Stop press! Latest news and information about the MOOC

Tue, 18 Feb 2020
WEBINAR - Climate impact, challenges and opportunities in e-waste recycling, KU Leuven REGISTRATION OPEN! Thursday, 20 February 2020 from 15:00...
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
Stop press! Massive Open Online Course on E-waste launched by UN and partners to galvanise action for better m...


The E-WASTE CHALLENGE MOOC is made up of these five short courses. Select a course to find out more about it and to enrol!

Resources for the E-Waste Challenge MOOC

Watch this space as we add more learning and promotional resources for the MOOC.