Kickstart your climate journey with a 12-week online bootcamp
Climate Change: Learning for Action is a transformational, cohort-based program, conducted online over the course of 12 weeks. It is an interactive, community-building, multimedia journey into collective problem-solving around one of the greatest challenges of our time. This learning experience will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to embark on climate action anywhere in the world. The course will help you make deep connections with others undertaking similar journeys, and will also support and structure your transition into a climate career if that is your goal.
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🙋🏼🙋🏽♀️🙋🏻♂️ Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for any professional looking to leverage their existing experience and skills to help solve climate change. This might mean landing a climate job, starting up a new company or organization in climate, transitioning your existing company towards impactful action, lending time to volunteer or be an activist, or preparing for further education. Prerequisites include:
- High-school-level proficiency in science and math
- A commitment to working on climate solutions now
- A willingness to work in teams on challenging assignments
- Sufficient time (6 to 12 hours/week) to dedicate to the program
🤹🏼 What knowledge and skills will you gain?
Working on climate change requires mastering foundational knowledge and acquiring specific skills. We've identified these based on established best practices in climate education and on our unique, intensive feedback from 2,300+ graduates who have come before you. They include:
- Foundational climate knowledge concepts: You will master the foundations of all the important topics in climate. See the table below for a detailed list. We update all content continuously.
- Analytical skills for climate action: We teach you to conduct a range of fundamental analyses in climate and to apply your knowledge to practical situations. You will also have the option to learn basic quantitative skills around emissions accounting and energy analysis, and how to design for net-zero goals. Every class includes multiple-choice questions that will allow you to test and apply the knowledge you gain. (These are not graded or required for receiving a course completion certificate.)
- Systems thinking skills to make sense of geological, ecological, economic, and political dynamics across multiple scales (local, regional, national, global)
- A justice orientation—this is a cross-cutting theme that runs through all the learning. We also offer a climate justice workshop as part of the course.
- Effective collaboration skills—Environmental problems are complex and working well in multi-skilled teams is a key skill. You’ll work in small groups throughout the course in informal and more formal ways.