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Collective commitment will accelerate climate action
Divya Sharma is the Executive Director at Climate Group’s India office. A thought leader, researcher, academician she comes with experience spanning nearly two-decades operating throughout India and internationally within the sustainable urban development and climate resilience space. Divya has a Doctorate in urban climate resilience and a Master’s in urban development planning. She has extensively worked with national, state, and municipal governments in India and abroad; regional, national, and international development agencies and foundations and international research community and academia. She has been on prestigious advisory positions on international and national networks for sustainable development and climate change internationally and at the national level. In this podcast, Divya talks about her climate journey, her work at The Climate Group, her passion for cities and the need to accelerate climate action. Notes – 01:17 – Divya’s climate journey 03:35 – The Climate Group and Divya’s role at the Climate Group India 08:46 – We Mean Business Coalition - a Climate Group initiative 11:31 – COVID, renewable energy and corporate sourcing of renewable energy in India 15:35 – Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network 20:23 – The Indian government's Smart Cities Initiative 25:12 – C40 Cities Finance Facility 31:03 – Call of action - need to accelerate climate action

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November 9, 2020
India has won the climate change bingo card
Neelima Vallangi is a national award-winning photographer and well published travel writer. For the past one year she has been researching and covering the climate crisis for news media and other forms. She is currently working on a feature length documentary film tentatively titled "The Human Cost of Climate Crisis" set in Nepal, due to be released by December 2020. She was recently featured by India Climate Collaborative as one of the 40 young leaders to raise awareness and strengthen commitments with their solutions on climate and development. She is also working on an independent newsletter titled "Climate Matters". She continues to research and report for mainstream publications on the climate crisis, with a special focus on the Himalayas and South Asia. In this podcast, Neelima talks about her climate journey, filming her documentary “The Human Cost of Climate Crisis”, talking about climate grief on social media, youth activism and what needs to be done to solve the current climate crisis. Notes – 03:28 – Neelima’s climate journey 05:57 – The genesis of Neelima’s newsletter ‘Climate Matters’ 08:47 – More on Neelima’s documentary ‘The Human Cost of Climate Crisis’ 10:54 – India Climate Collaborative 12:21 – India and climate change 14:04 – Women and climate change 15:55 – Social media and climate grief 21:41 – Indian media and climate change 27:55 – Call of action - collective responsibility

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November 2, 2020
Seeding the future: Climate-smart agricultural practices hold high hopes
Dr Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez is Research Director of Climate Action for the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Head of Global Policy Research for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), based in Cali, Colombia. She holds a Master and a PhD in Economics from UCLA. She has more than 10 years’ experience of working on climate change challenges. She has used her experience working in the public sector to become a key partner of policy makers and planners in the region to find ways to make climate information practical for end-users. In this podcast, Ana Maria talks about her journey, her roles and responsibilities in her organisations, what climate change means to Colombia, the role of policies and how best to tackle climate change. Notes – 01:12 – Ana Maria’s starting point on her climate change journey 06:33 – Roles and responsibilities in CGIAR, CIAT and CCAFS 13:13 – What climate change means in Colombia 19:37 – Colombian government’s policies towards climate change 26:50 – Climate smart villages 29:56 – Food security in Colombia 33:10 – Women in agriculture in Colombia 36:22 – Governmental help to organisations 41:19 – Climate change narrative in Colombia 44:33 – Climate strikes in Colombia 47:51 – Call to action

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October 26, 2020
Climate Finance and Navigating Climate Resilient Investments
Anu is Policy and Governance Lead for Acclimatise South Asia based in New Delhi. She formerly led a study on State Action Plans on Climate Change in India, and holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from University of Oxford. Laura is CEO and Founder ITACA Solutions based in Panama City. ITACA is a technical assistance service provider committed to accelerating climate adaptation financing in the Caribbean, helping project developers and financial institutions building bankable adaptation and resilience projects. Laura holds a D.Phil. in Geography from King's College, London.

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October 23, 2020
Climate Strategy for Tech Companies and Startups with Magelen.tech
Magelan helps startups and tech companies to address climate change with a two-side approach: 1) providing open-source ressources to speed-up companies shift towards low-carbon models and 2) supporting companies at each step of their low-carbon shift - carbon footprint tracking, cultural change programs, low-carbon design, communication - through a lean & science-based methodology. One of the founders, Thomas (who will be giving this talk), leads awareness-raising talks and designs carefully crafted content to inspire people to take action. As a learning specialist, he has organized several training programs for citizens, politicians, employees and executives leaders. Prior to Magelan, Thomas was co-founder and Head of Product of the social startup Vendredi and has helped many projects in the social and solidarity economy.

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October 23, 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
Application Stages

Next cohort starts

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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