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'Building' green for a sustainable future
Micah Lang is catalyzing the zero carbon transition as Sr Green Building Planner at the City of Vancouver. He is a climate change and sustainability professional with expertise in green building policy; local climate change mitigation strategies; greenhouse gas quantification and inventory protocol; sustainable development, water and wastewater access in North America, Latin America, Africa and South Asia. Micah holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. In this podcast, Micah describes his journey towards sustainability, the significance of green buildings, how to incorporate equity issues into green building policy planning design and what the players across the building's value chain need to be doing to fix emissions. Notes: 04:02 – Micah's environmental journey 15:31 – Ongoing projects 17:43 – Incorporating equity issues into green building policy planning design 21:20 – Market research on customers 25:58 – Technologies that are enabling the transitions for green buildings 37:47 – Canada Green Building Council's 'The Climate Forward report' 42:58 – Awareness in the media 49:07 – Call to action - broaden social networks (both professional and personal)

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February 15, 2021
Exploring hydrogen's role as a shipping fuel
Prasanna Colluru is the Director of Corporate Strategy at Future Proof Shipping (FPS), a Netherlands-based company that provides zero-emissions marine transportation services to enable players across the value chain to make the energy transition in shipping. At FPS, Prasanna is responsible for maintaining a strategic overview of alternative fuels and zero-emissions technology markets, assessing technologies (on their commercial, technical, operational, and financial) viability, and enabling holistic decision making on the choice of technology/solution for zero-emissions vessels. Prasanna holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University) and a bachelor’s degree in design from NIFT (New Delhi). In this podcast, Prasanna describes her journey as well as that of Future Proof Shipping which is looking at changing the way marine transportation is for the future. Their first zero emissions ship will be setting sail later this year, further proof that hydrogen can lead the way forwards towards a new economy. Notes:01:47 – All about Future Proof Shipping 03:35 – Prasanna’s journey in sustainability 06:07 – Zero emissions vessel setting sail 10:39 – Market research on customers 13:13 – Hydrogen infrastructure 10:39 – Market research on customers 13:13 – Hydrogen infrastructure15:51 – Shipping's multi fuel future 18:45 – The New Hydrogen Economy course from Terra.do19:25 – Decarbonizing ships 23:02 – Politics and policy 25:42 – Call to action - repair, reuse, recycle

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February 6, 2021
Inclusive climate action is critical for achieving green growth
Niall O’Connor is the Asia Director of Stockholm Environment Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. Niall holds a BSc and a MSc in Forestry, both from University College Dublin, and a MSc in Biodiversity Conservation from Imperial College London. Niall comes to SEI from WWF, where he had served in leadership positions since 2008, and as regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa since 2011. Previously, he served as country director in Gambia and Senegal for Concern Universal, a UK-based international NGO. In this podcast, Niall talks about the wonderful work that the SEI Asia centre has been involved in giving particular emphasis to gender equality, social equity and poverty reduction, how business as usual is not going to help the world in a post-pandemic world and why inclusiveness is extremely important as we look towards the future. Notes – 01:02 – Niall’s environmental journey 03:37 – The role of SEI’s Asia Centre 09:45 – Organisational challenges 14:25 – SUMERNET - Sustainable Mekong Regional Network 17:40 – Examples of SEI’s work in connecting gender and climate change 30:59 – Climate refugees 35:17 – Informed climate activism in Thailand 39:01 – Call of action - personal responsibility and inclusiveness

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December 7, 2020
Textile innovations will transform the fashion industry
Jonah Mwangi is the Founder and CEO of Green Nettle Textile. Jonah’s background is in biochemistry and he is a farmer by passion. He is an early stage social entrepreneur in the field of agribusiness helping out small farmers. He is an alumni of YALI Transformative Leaders program as also the ygap social changemakers program. Green Nettle was the first African winner of the prestigious Global Change Award presented by the H&M Foundation in 2019. In this podcast, Jonah talks passionately about the importance of the circular economy and fashion. His company Green Nettle Textile is innovating by converting nettle stalks into a linen-like fabric. Learn more about Jonah’s journey and his learnings with entrepreneurship so far… Notes – 01:01 – Jonah’s entrepreneurial journey 04:45 – The premise behind Green Nettle Textile 08:02 – COVID19 challenges 10:26 – Impact of winning the Global Change Award 12:08 – Climate change in Kenya and impacts on Jonah’s company 14:24 – Circular economy and fashion 18:11 – Politics and policy 22:28 – Social entrepreneurship and media awareness 21:13 – Call of action - always think about the impact of fashion

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November 23, 2020
Changing the EV ecosystem - the Three Wheels United way
Cedrick Tandong is the CEO of Three Wheels United. He has been working in India on the smart use of technology for over 10 years and holds a masters in systems and information management. He began his career as a business analyst at Tata Consultancy Services doing market research on fast moving consumer goods in France. Cedrick also previously founded a company in Cameroon in the e-commerce space. Cedrick is TWU’s mastermind when it comes to operationalizing the impossible as he loves organizing, coordinating and executing under unpredictable circumstances. He also holds a second graduate degree in business management and has lived and worked in four countries across three continents. In this podcast, Cedrick talks about his entrepreneurial journey, the vision and business model of Three Wheels United and its impacts whilst also giving us glimpses into the state of the EV market in India. Notes – 01:15 – Cedrick’s entrepreneurial journey 02:41 – The premise behind Three Wheels United 07:36 – Expansion plans of Three Wheels United 09:41 – Impacts of Three Wheels United 13:03 – Politics and policy 17:21 – Being a 2020 Henry Arnhold Fellow 18:34 – Experiencing India 19:50 – Advice to young entrepreneurs 21:13 – Call of action - support the EV ecosystem

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November 16, 2020
Pricing and expected commitment
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12 weeks long. About 15 hours of time commitment every week
Each class has just 20-25 Fellows with extensive skills, background & passion
Instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
100% online, with 7+ expert live talks. All available for later viewing
Climate Change: Learning for Action
Interactive program with an instructor walking you through the paces
12 Weeks
$1499
Application Stages

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February 2021
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* If you work at a non-profit, let us know when you apply

Frequently Asked Questions
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Who would benefit most from this program?
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 a plus, but not essential.
What if I don't like the program?
If you're less than 3 weeks into the program, we'll refund you 100%. Our only request would be to give us feedback so we can improve the program.
Will the classes fit my schedule?
Yes. Most of the classes are asynchronous so you can decide when to go through them during the week. Our expectation is that everyone will be back in sync when a new week starts. The main live elements are the expert talks which will also be recorded for later viewing.
I can't afford the program cost. Can I get help?
We want all qualified learners to apply, regardless of financial status. Let us know about your financial need when you apply and we'll do our best.
Are you going to be running more cohorts?
Yes. Our plan is to run a new cohort every 3 months. If you're interested in a future cohort, please mention it in your application.
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