Full scholarship for qualifying journalists: Apply with the code JOURNALIST to be considered for one of 5 full scholarships.

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Climate Change: Learning for Action

A deep dive into the full climate change landscape. Build your climate lens with a 12-week climate education and solutions bootcamp.

Applications close on Oct 17, 2022

*See below for details on journalist scholarships

UNMATCHED FACULTY

World-class educators and guest lecturers

Dr. Kamal Kapadia

Course Creator

Ph.D., Terra.do Co-founder
Dr. Kamal Kapadia has 25 years of work, research and teaching experience in the fields of climate change, clean energy and sustainable development. She has taught on climate change at the University of California, Berkeley and at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Kamal holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Spotlight: Guest Events

Join a galaxy of leading climate voices in frank conversations about what’s working and what still needs work.

Fireside chats

Dynamic conversations with climate leaders to explore timely climate topics — from demystifying IPCC reports to discussing COP outcomes.

Guest talks

Lively and engaging small-group sessions that are designed to help you understand the practical applications of what you learn each week.

Live workshops

Hands-on & highly interactive sessions for you to practice new skills and and better grasp the complex climate topics introduced in the course.

Guest lecturers include:

Dr. Navroz Dubash

Professor, Centre for Policy Research (India)

Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC (Sixth Assessment) and member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit.

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Author and strategist (USA)

Co-edited the book All We Can Save, leads the All We Can Save Project, and formerly principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown.

Dr. Harish Hande

Founder, SELCO (India)

Co-founded SELCO India in 1995 and served as its director. Recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011.

Dr. Tracey Osborne

Professor, University of California Merced (USA)

Investigates the political ecology of environmental markets, and their implications for the lives and livelihoods of forest communities in the Global South.

Dr. Charles Fletcher

Professor, University of Hawaiʻi (USA)

2006 recipient of the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community, and  recognized by the US EPA with an Environmental Achievement Award in Climate Change Science.

Caroline Hickman

Psychotherapist and Climate Psychologist (UK)

Member of the Climate Psychology Alliance Executive Committee and currently working at the University of Bath as a Teaching Fellow in Social Work.

Get one-on-one mentorship every step of the way

Guidance on your personal climate journey from industry experts across the world.

200+

Mentors

20+

Countries

Individually matched

Each fellow is matched with mentors based on their background and interest.

Deeply experienced

Professional and expert mentors with decades of climate experience on the ground.

Across sectors

Every major climate sector: energy, policy, agriculture, sustainability, ESG, climate finance, and more.

Dedicated time

1:1 time to give you personalized guidance on your climate career plans and ambition.

My #goal is to learn more about marine climate change and communications… Deeply grateful that Terra.do community has given me the opportunity to explore a deeper side to climate change and work towards it.

Vidhi Bubna

Journalist
Founder, Coral Warriors

Course breakdown

Sign up to get a detailed syllabus in your inbox, or check out a week-by-week outline below.

Welcome and Orientation
Introductions, orientation to the course, and the first assignment

Climate Science 1: Earth’s energy balance, greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases, radiative/climate forcing.

Climate Science 2: The work of climate scientists, the role of observations and statistics, introduction to climate models

Climate Science 3: Emissions, Stocks and the Global Carbon Cycle
Global Warming Potentials, the global carbon cycle, emissions, stocks, and concentrations

Understanding Global Impacts
Why 1.5C, global impacts today, tipping points, global carbon budget, shared socio-economic pathways

Local Events and Climate Change
Extreme event attribution and unpacking media narratives; useful tools and visualizations

Climate Change and Development
Exploring creative models that work for humans and the environment

Economics of Climate Change
Market failure model vs. other perspectives, a critical review of the social costing of carbon, carbon markets and pricing

Global Climate Politics and Justice
Global negotiations, global political movements, fairness and justice

Mitigating Climate Change: A Systems Perspective
En-ROADS workshop facilitated by a Climate Interactive Ambassador

Energy and Climate Change 1
Energy and power, global energy challenges and opportunities, renewable energy technologies, quantitative analysis in clean energy.

Energy Deep Dive (Optional)
Energy and power, efficiency and capacity factors, load curves and load duration curves, energy economics, and some energy case studies in Hawaii and India.

Energy and Climate Change
Electrifying everything. Decarbonizing transport, buildings and industry

Food and Farming
Fixing a broken food system through regenerative agriculture and decarbonization of supply chains

Carbon Removal
Natural sequestration (ocean, soil and forest-based) and technological carbon removal

Carbon Offsets
Carbon offsets overview, critiques, challenges and opportunities, case studies

Climate Finance 1
Investing in climate action: Trends, opportunities and challenges

Climate Finance 2
Integrating climate risk into financial models and decision making

Climate Adaptation and Resilience
Concepts and toolkit for practice, real-world examples

Corporate Climate Action
A guide to leading a sustainable business

Communicating Climate Change
Psychology of communicating for advocacy and action

Learn with (and from!) peers and alumni

We take care to bring together an accomplished group of passionate individuals with deep desire to connect, which ensures that your learning goes beyond the classroom.

Accomplished professionals

From mid- and late- career professionals successful in their current jobs to hungry, talented newcomers raring to go.

United by purpose and ethos

Every member is animated by a deep desire to work on and help each other with this generation's biggest crisis, climate change.

As diverse as climate itself

Our members cover a wide spectrum with their function, role, industry, country, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender.

Personalized and expert instruction

Our skilled instructors have advanced degrees and/or global experience in climate change work and education. They’re your first port of call for questions you have as you go through your learning journey.

Climate lab groups

Once a week, you will meet with your instructor in live, small-group sessions for:

Real-world assignments

You will engage in individual and team projects designed to:

Personal attention

We track every fellow’s progress closely and ensure people get the support they need:

Up-to-date material

We update our learning material to stay cutting-edge:

Pricing and expected commitment

US$ 1,499

Full scholarship for qualifying journalists

Use code: JOURNALIST

Intensive program

12 week duration, between 6-12 hours of time commitment per week.

Exclusive events

8+ expert live guest talks, fireside chats and workshops available for later viewing.

Focused groups

Each class has just 20-25 fellows with a diversity of skills, background & passion.

100% Online

100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email.

Who is this program for?

Experienced professionals who want to use their skill sets to work on climate change solutions NOW.

Committed

You’ve already committed to start working on climate solutions.

Skilled

You have honed professional skills (of any stripe) with multiple years of experience in any industry.

Sufficient time

You have sufficient time (~100 hours) to dedicate to a complete overview of the climate change landscape.

Too busy

You don’t have the time to commit to a deep dive right now (you can always apply for later cohorts).

Climate indifference

You’re a climate change skeptic or are indifferent to the climate crisis.

Our fellows say it best...

Benjamin Bolton

I have honestly loved every aspect of the program. From engaging class content featuring the latest climate science, to world-class guest lectures and fascinating discussions with teachers and peers, I'm really enjoying Terra.do 🙂

Toral Varia

Easily the best [12] wks of my career up-skilling journey. If I could, I'd do it all over again. @kamal_kapadia & @SeignerAlana unpacked significant & scientific lessons on #ClimateChange, brought us global mentors from the field to learn from.

Alyssa Dizon

I'm ecstatic about my [new climate job] opportunity— truly a dream job for me that I could not have gotten without Terra! Terra solidified my interests in tech for the built environment with parallel work in policy advocacy / community organizing, and that's now exactly what I'll get to do.

Anirudh Gupta

Transitioning into the climate action and sustainability challenge is a slow and steady, yet overwhelming process. A key tool in my toolkit that I'm loving as I peel back the layers and chart my route, is Terra.do's Climate School.

Frequently asked questions

Five (5) qualifying journalists will be given full scholarships to this upcoming cohort. We will determine qualifying candidates based on the strength of your application, which will cover both your climate intent as well as your journalistic experience.

 

NOTE: Qualifying applicants will be requested to pay $1 to confirm their commitment.

All applicants to Terra.do have access to merit- and need-based scholarships from a limited funding pool. If you don’t qualify for a full scholarship, you will still be considered for this financial aid.

 

We want this program to work for learners of all stripes, regardless of individual or organizational ability to pay. Please apply—we will make every effort to accommodate the circumstances of qualified students. If it helps, we can offer you an instalment-based payment schedule where you pay the course fee in 3 parts.

Anyone who wants a grand overview of the entire climate landscape. Anyone who wants to shift their time & energy into doing climate work. High-school level familiarity with math and science is a plus, but not essential.

If you’re less than 3 weeks in, we’ll refund you 100%. Our only request is that you give us feedback so we can make improvements.

The course is 12 weeks long and starts with introductory sessions on October 20th (applications close on October 17th). To accommodate for a diverse global pool of participants, most classes are asynchronous so you can decide when to go through them during the week. Our Slack channel for the cohort also facilitates asynchronous discussions between groups. All live sessions will be recorded for later viewing, though we encourage you to attend live where possible. The main live sessions run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (US time), with other optional sessions throughout the week.

Yes. Our plan is to run a new cohort every 7 weeks. If you’re interested in a future cohort, please mention it in your application.

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