Climate change courses

Understand the climate landscape through in-depth climate change training courses on several disciplines or with our comprehensive 12-week climate fellowship.

2,700+ alumni

Across our several cohort-based learning courses

80+ countries

Represented by our learners, alumni and over 200 mentors

60%

Working in climate after completing climate fellowship

Climate fellowship at a glance

“Terra.do accelerated my climate action journey and helped me find my unique contribution in just a few months. The best part was meeting brilliant people from all over the world who have left incredible companies like Amazon, Twitter, Apple and Slack to fight climate change.”
John Ellison

Source Steward at ReFi Lisboa

Our climate courses

Browse the full list of our intensive cohort-based climate change and sustainability courses. And do check back in as we add courses often!

Solutions-based courses

Deep dives on high-leverage climate solutions from expert industry practitioners within specific sectors and functions.

Climate Change Software Developer Course Jason Curtis Jamie Curtis

Jaime Curtis and Jason Curtis

Co-Founders, Option Zero

Explore four major applications of software in climate

Skills: Energy modeling, public data sources, AI for geospatial insights, understanding the software/hardware interface

François Burra

Co-founder, Climate Product Leaders, 3X product lead

Acquire techniques and tools to measure and reduce digital product emissions

Skills: Digital emissions accounting, designing climate-efficient digital products, minimizing the impact of product delivery

Harry Horner

Head of Strategy at cCarbon

Understand the core dynamics of environmental markets.

Skills: Carbon market theory, carbon market regulations and policies, environmental commodity trading, carbon market compliance

Narissa Turner

Trainer and Facilitator, Habitus Inc., former campaign and policy manager

Explore the role that effective negotiation plays in driving climate advocacy and action.

Skills: Recognize and utilize negotiation styles, strategic communication

Chad Spitler

Founder and CEO of Third Economy

Climate-positive capital deployment from the organizational to the personal level
Skills: Capital markets, sustainable finance and investing, climate-information financial decision-making

Janice Lao

Co-Founder, Project Eleven 
and 3X Head of Sustainability

Strategies to measure and reduce the carbon emissions of supply chains

Skills: Conducting life cycle analysis, engaging stakeholders, assessing climate impacts

Silvan Aeschlimann

Former Direct Air Capture and Storage lead at RMI

Examine CDR pathways and their advantages, challenges, and risks

Skills: Understanding the role of CDR, evaluating CDR solutions, using CDR effectively in emission reduction efforts

Dr. Laney Siegner

Founder & Co-Director, Climate Farm School

Learn about the climate impact of food systems and the solutions within them

Skills: Food and agriculture system thinking, building a food system climate action plan, on-farm working experience

Jennifer Turliuk

Angel investor, entrepreneur (acquired), Partner and Director of Climate Angels

Unlock your potential as an angel investor in climate tech

Skills: Crafting a climate thesis, sourcing startups, building syndicates

Zach Birnholz

Energy Expert

Explore the fundamental principles of the clean energy transition

Skills: Understanding the grid, energy scenarios analysis, identifying decarbonization potential

Dr. Laney Siegner

Founder & Co-Director, Climate Farm School

Understand the critical role of regen ag in addressing climate change

Skills: Soil sampling, cultivating soil health, scaling regenerative agriculture

Corporate climate courses

Practical courses on effective actions to achieve Net Zero from veterans in corporate sustainability.

Dr. Janice Lao

Co-Founder, Project Eleven and 3X Head of Sustainability

Learn the essential skills to excel in a corporate sustainability team.

Skills: Lifecycle analysis, materiality assessment, sustainability reporting, sustainable design

Daniel Hill

Director of Business and Innovation, Environmental Defense Fund

Explore the role of climate innovation within corporate sustainability

Skills: Design-thinking, understanding innovation levers, building a business case for climate solutions

Dr Karine Serfaty

3X Chief Data Officer New York Times, ITV and The Economist)

Data scaling and the use of AI to accelerate sustainability
Skills: Data applications in sustainability, assessing data maturity, recognizing data opportunities

Zikri Jaafar

Course Creator, Head of Enterprise Learning at Terra.do

Learn core climate principles and map them to your team’s business objectives
Skills: Understanding of climate science, evaluating climate solutions, designing a climate action plan

Deborah McNamara

Executive Director, ClimateVoice

Strategies to advocate for climate policies and drive climate action within companies
Skills: Persuasive communication, understanding of corporate climate policy, workplace advocacy

David Jaber

Founder, Climate Positive Consulting

Understand the principles and methods of carbon accounting for businesses

Skills: Carbon accounting, life-cycle analysis, implementing net zero strategies

Katherine Markova

Climate Consultant, former Big 4 Director

Determine climate reporting requirements for your company
Skills: Decipher climate disclosures, materiality assessments, integrated reporting

Claire Veuthey

Principal and Founder, Rizoma Ventures

Build foundational knowledge of ESG for businesses and investors

Skills: Using ESG ratings, identifying greenwashing, systems thinking

Are you a professional with a passion for teaching?

Teach some of the best learners you can find: people committed to taking climate action and eager to learn practical skills to help them accelerate their impact.
LECTURERS

Learn from leading climate experts

World-class instructors trained in online teaching and facilitation, and guest lecturers with deep domain expertise.
Janice Lao

Co-Founder, Project Eleven 
and 3X Head of Sustainability

Daniel Hill

Director of Business and Innovation, Environmental Defense Fund

Deborah MacNamara

Executive Director, ClimateVoice

Jaime Curtis and Jason Curtis

Co-Founders, Option Zero

François Burra

Co-founder, Climate Product Leaders, 3X product lead

Dr. Laney Siegner

Climate Farm School Director

MENTORS

Guidance from luminaries working in climate

200+

Mentors

20+

Countries

1-on-1 career mentorship from experienced industry professionals in every major sector including energy, policy, and agriculture. 
Rozita Singh

Head of Solutions Mapping, Accelerator Lab at UNDP | India

Dr. Alicja Dzieciol

Co-founder and Director at SilviBio Limited | Scotland

Richard Hammond

Country Lead Advisor - Energy Access at RTI International | Ghana

Nicolas Chow

Director, Sustainability EMEA at the Plug and Play Tech Center | France

Barakalla Robyn

Partnerships & Development Lead | Earthworm Foundation| Indonesia

Sara Telahoun

Principal Consultant: Decarbonisation at Anthesis Group | England

pedagogy

A springboard for climate action

Our learning philosophy is custom-built to maximize a single outcome: to get you to work in climate.

Cohort-based learning

A structured syllabus with a group of learners at the same time, highly proven to drive outcomes in online learning.

Practical and hands-on

Working sessions, assignments, and practicums tailored to your local and sectoral context.

Live sessions

Live (online) small group and large format settings to maximize comprehension and networking.

For individuals and teams

Equip your team with the knowledge and skills to drive sustainable change. Enroll your team at reduced rates.

Thorough and concise

Everything you need to know to get productive in climate (and its sub-domains) quickly.

On the bleeding edge

Always-on learning material updates on the science, technology, and market progression.

Spotlight: Guest events

Programming for each cohort includes several events featuring eminent speakers from science, policy, business, and social issues in relevant climate fields.

Fireside chats

Intimate sessions with highly experienced climate leaders, designed to give you actionable insights, motivation and inspiration.

Guest talks

Weekly sessions with climate professionals, designed to help you understand the practical applications of your coursework.

Live workshops

Informal, but highly interactive, sessions with practitioners, designed to help you apply new skills and get actionable feedback from experts.

academic advisory board

Steered by distinguished experts

Meet our academic advisory board comprised of leaders in the fields of climate science, social entrepreneurship, clean energy, climate finance, climate justice, transformative leadership, climate policy, and resilience. They guide and help maintain the high quality of our learning offerings.

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Executive Director, The All We Can Save Project (USA)

Dr. Wilkinson (she/her) is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine.
Dr. Charles Fletcher

Interim Dean, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (USA)

Dr. Fletcher is an award-winning educator and researcher. He focuses on natural coastal ecosystems and coastal community resiliency.

Dr. Sarah Burch

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Dr. Burch is an expert on transformative community responses to climate change, and on sustainability and small businesses.

Dr. Harish Hande

Founder, SELCO (India)

Dr. Hande is the chairman of SELCO India, which provides affordable renewable energy to poor and underserved households in rural India.
Dr. Gordon L. Clark

Senior Consultant and Emeritus Professor, Oxford University (UK)

Dr Clark has held academic appointments at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School and Carnegie Mellon.
Dr. Radhika Khosla

Associate Professor, Oxford University (UK)

Dr. Khosla is an associate professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment. She studies the growing demand for cooling energy.

Free climate education modules

Short courses to get you started on understanding climate change and how you can have professional impact.

Some key climate topics in our free courses:

Learn about climate change online and drive action

Action-oriented online courses designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to make a real-world impact.

What climate skills can I learn?

Gain deep climate competencies, from science to policy, that will empower you to to participate in meaningful climate initiatives.

Carbon accounting
Quantifying carbon emissions of entities to manage its environmental impact.
Clean energy
Implementing renewable and low-emission power sources.
Climate reporting
Monitoring and disclosing climate change related information.
Climate science
Investigating the factors that influence the climate system.
Climate finance
Funding projects for climate mitigation and adaptation.
Climate product management
Overseeing low-emission product development and lifecycles.
ESG training
Educating on environmental, social, and governance responsibilities.
Regenerative agriculture
Farming processes and logistics that improve the ecosystem.
Climate angel investing
Funding startups with climate-positive impacts.
Carbon dioxide removal
Techniques to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Sustainability
Creating processes that maintain resources for the future.
Energy decarbonization
Reducing carbon intensity in energy production.
Software for climate change
Tools and applications for climate data analysis and software development.
Climate public policy
Laws and regulations to combat climate change and drive climate action.
GHG protocol
Standardizing greenhouse gas accounting and reporting.
Net zero strategies
Plans to balance carbon emissions with carbon removals.
+ 100’s more key skills & solutions
A broad spectrum of climate-related proficiencies.

The (not so) secret sauce: community

The pride of our courses is the caring global community that has developed around them—accomplished, passionate, and most of all, ready to help you.

Accomplished, diverse professionals

Mid-career professionals successful in their current jobs across a wide spectrum of functions, roles, industries, countries, races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and genders.​

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.

Our fellows say it best...

Aanchal Somani

"The Terra.do LFA fellowship was the best decision I ever made. Working in climate had been a long-held ambition, but one that seemed inaccessible. Terra has transformed my perspective and opened windows and doors. Take this course! You won't regret it."

Narayan Iyer

"Terra.do's Learning for Action is not like any other course you have ever taken. It is a new way of learning for those seeking knowledge and truth. Group learning at its best with a community to support you, and top notch experts in the field to guide you. The 12 weeks is the start to a lifelong journey of making friends, and peers, and work colleagues."

Yasemin Sırali

"Best investment I've made for myself in a while. Learning about climate science with like-minded, conscientious people from all around the world has been a therapeutic experience for me."

John Ellison

"Terra.do accelerated my climate action journey and helped me find my unique contribution in just a few months. The best part was meeting brilliant people from all over the world who have left incredible companies like Amazon, Twitter, Apple and Slack to fight climate change."

Frequently asked questions

Climate change courses are ideal for any working professional aiming to pivot into the climate sector, experts who wish to apply their knowledge to this pressing issue, and recent graduates looking to make an impact in the world. These courses are designed to be relevant across various industries and academic backgrounds.

You’ll acquire a comprehensive set of skills, including carbon accounting, clean energy implementation, climate policy analysis, and sustainable business practices to name just a few. Expect to emerge with practical knowledge that spans scientific, regulatory, and strategic aspects of climate action.

The duration of our climate change training varies to accommodate different schedules and learning goals. Courses can range from a concise 2-4 week period for foundational understanding to our in-depth 12-week Climate Fellowship program designed for a comprehensive skillset.

Our climate courses are accessible to all learners with the main prerequisites being your time and commitment to the subject matter. The desire to learn and drive change is the cornerstone for enrollment.

Course costs vary depending on the program you select. We offer various scholarships and discounts to ensure our courses are accessible to a wide audience. For detailed pricing, scholarships, and discount information, please refer to the specific course details pages.

The Terra.do difference

Join the Terra.do climate fellowship and accelerate your climate impact. 
You will get lifetime access to expertly curated and cutting-edge content, a large, global, and growing network of climate professionals, and the practical skills you need to successfully effect real-world change. The immersive and transformational experience will leave you fully equipped to deliver climate action in your career, community, and life.

200+

Mentors who are active climate practitioners

6 months

Average transition time for job seekers

100+

CEOs and founders of climate organizations

5,000+

Hours of intensive video and live resources

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