Our flagship course

Climate Change: Learning for Action

A deep dive into the full climate change landscape. Kickstart your journey with a 12-week climate education and solutions bootcamp.
Next cohort deadline:
11th June, 2021
Closing in 7 Days
100% online
7+ guest lectures
Hands-on projects
12 weeks / 15 hours / week
Personalized feedback
Financial aid available
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I've been enjoying the content units themselves. It feels like a great survey of the space overall, and I love the combination of instructor notes, videos, and articles. It allows me to go at my own pace and dive deeply into topics that are most interesting to me.
Cody Simms
Partner and Senior VP, Techstars, USA
World-class instructors and guest lecturers
Kamal Kapadia
Ph.D., Terra.do Co-founder
Course Creator
Dr. Kamal Kapadia has 22 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.
Laney Siegner
Ph.D., Director of Academic Programs
Course Creator
Laney recently completed her Ph.D. at the U.C. Berkeley Energy and Resources Group. She studied sustainable, agroecological food systems and climate change education, and completed several summers of sustainable ag work while researching for her dissertation. Prior to attending grad school, she worked as a middle school teaching fellow for 2 years in Boston, MA, as part of an AmeriCorps program. Originally from the East Coast, she now lives in Sonoma County, California in an off-grid tiny house.
Our cohorts have had guest lecturers such as:
Dr. Navroz Dubash
Professor, Centre for Policy Research - India
Navroz is Professor, Centre for Policy Research, India. He is currently a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Sixth Assessment), advises the UNEP Emissions Gap Report Steering Committee, and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit. Within India, Navroz has been a member of the group that developed India’s Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth and the Committee for a Long Term Strategy for Low Carbon Development for India; he continues to serve on advisory committees on energy, water and air pollution. In 2015, he was awarded the 12th T. N. Khoshoo Memorial Award for his work on Indian and global climate change governance.
Laura Canevari
Founder, ITACA Solutions - Panama
Laura has ten years combined research and consulting experience working on climate change adaptation globally. She is the CEO and Founder of ITACA, a technical assistance service provider, committed to accelerating climate adaptation and resilience financing in the Caribbean. She also works for Acclimatise/Willis Tower Watson as climate risk analyst and business development associate.
Dr. Harish Hande
Founder, SELCO - India
Harish Hande is a well-known social entrepreneur, who co-founded SELCO India in 1995. He also served as its director, and under his leadership SELCO has won Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy 2005, Accenture Economic Development Award for 2005, Ashden Award for "Outstanding Achievement" in energy sector and many more honours. Harish Hande is a recipient of the very prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011 for "his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO India".
Dr. Tracey Osborne
Professor, University of Arizona - USA
Tracey is an Associate Professor and University of California Presidential Chair, U.C. Merced, and director of the newly-created Center for Climate Justice. She was previously a professor at University of Arizona where she helped develop a climate justice mapping project in collaboration with environmental NGOs and indigenous organizations, was the Director of the Public Political Ecology Lab. Her research investigates the political ecology of environmental markets, particularly carbon markets,and their implications for the lives and livelihoods of forest communities in the Global South. Tracey received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her dissertation research focused on carbon forestry and development in Chiapas, Mexico.
Dr. Charles Fletcher
Professor, University of Hawaiʻi - USA
Chip is globally recognized as a leading climate science expert. He is a Professor in the Dept of Earth Sciences at SOEST, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Caroline Hickman
Psychotherapist and Climate Psychologist - United Kingdom
Caroline is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance Executive Committee and is currently working at the University of Bath as a Teaching Fellow in Social Work as she pursues her DPhil in Education. Her research focuses on climate psychology for young people.
One-on-one mentorship

Each fellow matched with mentors based on their background and interest

Professional and expert mentors with decades of experience in climate change solutions

Over 100 mentors from 20+ countries

Every major sector: energy, policy, agriculture, sustainability, and more

Dedicated one-on-one time to guide you on your career plans and ambition

Leila Nattagh
Founder, W2R Solutions - Canada
Leila received her Masters in Environment & Sustainability in 2012. Since then, she has worked in the waste management industry for about 7 years. She has learned a lot about non-profits, people and project management and also about how sustainability decisions are made in organizations. She is now working with startups to assess the carbon footprint of their new idea through a life-cycle approach.
Archana Jayaraman
Sector Specialist- Sustainable Urban Development, KfW - India
Archana is a sustainable development and climate change adaptation specialist, working on design, implementation and monitoring of development projects in the urban and rural context through the lens of climate finance. She has specific experience in working with cross-sectoral themes in environment and climate change and her insights are derived from her work across various development organisations in major Asian countries.
Dr. G Ravikanth
Senior Fellow (Associate Professor), Ashoka Trust - India
My research spanning over two decades has focused on applying molecular tools in the context of tropical forest conservation and species recovery. I have led multiple research projects on forest genetic resources that provide critical societal value. A core area of research has been on enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources to deliver sustainable development. In recent years, I have been interested in looking at the impacts of climate change in shaping species distributions, especially of invasive species. I use climatic niche models to develop species recovery programs for endangered species.
Micah Lang
Senior Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver - Canada
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.
Cecilia Han Springer
Senior Researcher, Boston University - USA
Cecilia Han Springer is a Senior Researcher at Boston University's Global Development Policy Center, where she analyzes China's overseas investments in the energy and resource sectors. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a senior associate at Climate Advisers, and a Fulbright fellow in China. Cecilia also consults on industrial energy efficiency and decarbonization. She has a PhD in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley.
Will Giese
Southeast Regional Director, Solar Energy Industries Association - USA
I specialize primarily in behind the meter resource policy and regulation including photovoltaics, energy storage, solar hot water, EV charging, demand response technology and distributed energy resources. My expertise include direct advocacy, lobbying, technical and policy expertise around rate design, program design, and utility regulation. I also get involved in technical standards and specification of various products, code analysis and adoption, and policies of that nature. I currently serve as the Director of Hawaii's largest trade organization representing these interests, and also regularly participate in conferences, symposiums, and events as an expert nationally and internationally on those topics. My educational background include environmental public policy, public administration, and emergency medicine. I live and work in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Exceptional peers & alumni
Join a supportive network of accomplished professionals from every industry including energy, sustainable food, green buildings, and more. Every job is a climate job, whether in engineering, marketing, finance, or journalism - and that's true in every part of the world.
Susan Danziger
Founder & Investor, Eutopia Holdings
USA
Age range of fellows
19-75
Duncan McDowall
Writer/Director/Founder, Before the Wire
Canada
Nathan Kiner
New Products and Innovation, Google Research
Germany
Average work experience
6 years
Anirudh Gupta
Founding Director, Susmafia.org
India
Fellows
represent
21 countries
Marina Haydn
EVP Sustainability, The Economist
Switzerland
Deepankar Panda
Co-founder at Goodliving.eco
India
Jackie Amable
Managing Director, Venture for ClimateTech
USA
Lydia White
Director of Product Design, Condé Nast 
USA
Joshua Cortez
Data Scientist, Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy Inc
Philippines
Evgenia Kyanova
Global Meetings & Events Manager, Global Hospitality Services
UK
Peter Van Dijck
President, Huge Colombia Colombia
Andrew O'Regan
UX Manager, Musgrave
Ireland
Minahil Amin
Director of Investor Relations, Invest America Ventures
USA
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Average work
experience
40 Years
Average work
experience
40 Years
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Average work
experience
40 Years
Average work
experience
40 Years
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Average work
experience
40 Years
Average work
experience
40 Years
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Average work
experience
40 Years
Average work
experience
40 Years
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Cody Simms
Social WorkerCompany NameMumbai
Average work
experience
40 Years
The bootcamp breakdown
Week-1
Welcome, introductions, orientation
Intro, orientation to course and first assignment roll out
Climate science 1: the basics
Earth’s energy balance, greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases, radiative/climate forcing
Week-2
Climate science 2: elements of climate science
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, climate sensitivity
Week-3
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
Week-4
Climate change and development
Exploring creative models that work for humans and the environment
Week-5
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
Week-6
Mitigating climate change: a systems perspective
EN-Roads workshop facilitated by Climate Interactive
Energy and climate change 1
Context and concepts: Energy and power, global energy challenges and opportunities, renewable energy technologies, quantitative analysis in clean energy
Week-7
Energy and climate change 2
Energy economics, the smart grid and pathways to deep decarbonization
Energy case studies (Optional)
Deep dives on clean energy in Hawaii and India
Week-8
Mitigation workshop: other sectors
Transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, industry, ocean solutions, social levers: research briefings project
Carbon sequestration
How do we remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it elsewhere? Natural (soil and forest-based) and technological carbon sequestration
Week-9
Carbon offsets: Mitigation and Sequestration
Carbon offsets overview, critiques, challenges and opportunities + case studies
Climate finance 1
Investing in climate action: Trends, opportunities and challenges; multilateral, bilateral, governmental and private finance models and case studies
Week-10
Climate finance 2
Integrating climate risk into financial models and decision making
Adaptation and resilience
Concepts and toolkit for practice
Week-11
Communicating climate change
Psychology of communicating for advocacy and action; the role of “framing;” exploring creative approaches and examples
Week 12: Careers Week
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Personalized and expert instruction
Our skilled instructors have advanced degrees and global experience in climate change work and teaching. Think of them as your personal coaches as you navigate your climate journey in our program.
01
Climate lab group
Once a week, you will meet with your instructor in live, small-group sessions for:
  • Energetic discussions on the topics of the week
  • Presentations by your fellow learners
  • Action-oriented, creative group activity
02
Real-world assignments
You will engage in individual and group projects designed to:
  • Apply learnings to your local context
  • Develop your climate voice and create a climate work portfolio
  • Strengthen your communication and collaboration skills
03
Personal attention
We track every fellow's progress closely and ensure people get the support they need:
  • Optional weekly 1-on-1 sessions with your instructor
  • Individual feedback on all assignments
  • Personalized career transition training
04
Up-to-date material
We update our learning material to stay cutting-edge:
  • Latest developments on the science, climate impacts, and market solutions
  • Lifetime access for fellows
Pricing and expected commitment
Climate Change: Learning for Action
1,499 /  12 Weeks
Merit/need-based financial aid

12 week duration, with 12 hours of time commitment per week

Each class has just 20-25 fellows with extensive skills, background & passion

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

7+ expert live talks, also available for later viewing

Apply now
A live, vibrant community
Every cohort member also joins Terra.do’s 500+ Slack community of fellows and mentors from all our programs, each with a strong commitment to climate action.

This is your space to meet, learn from and work with climate professionals and experts in energy, finance, policy, technology, justice, and everything else under the sun.
Fellows love Terra.do
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 :)
Benjamin Bolton
Sustainability Manager, Cotswold Fayre - UK
Easily the best 9 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.
Toral Varia
Senior Intelligence Analyst, Target - India
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.
Alyssa Dizon
Growth Product Manager, BlocPower - USA
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.
Anirudh Gupta
Founding Director, Susmafia.org - India
Who is this program for?
Experienced professionals who want to use their skill sets to work on climate change solutions NOW.

You’ve already committed to start working on climate solutions

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

You have sufficient time (150 hours) to dedicate to a complete overview of the climate change landscape

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

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

Climate Change: Learning for Action
1,499 /  12 Weeks
Merit/need-based financial aid

12 week duration, with 12 hours of time commitment per week

Each class has just 20-25 fellows with extensive skills, background & passion

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

7+ expert live talks, also available for later viewing

Apply now
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