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.

Applications close on:

January 24, 2022

Closing in 62 Days

  • 100% online
  • 8+ guest lecturers
  • Hands-on projects
  • 6-12 hours/week over 12 weeks
  • Personalized feedback & support
  • Scholarships 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.

Review user

Cody Simms

Partner at My Climate Journey, formerly Techstars

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 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

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Author and strategist, USA

Dr. Harish Hande

Founder, SELCO - India

Dr. Tracey Osborne

Professor, University of California Merced - USA

Dr. Charles Fletcher

Professor, University of Hawaiʻi - USA

Caroline Hickman

Psychotherapist and Climate Psychologist - United Kingdom

Chibeze Ezekiel

Activist, Ghana

One-on-one mentorship

  • Each fellow matched with mentors based on their background and interest
  • Every major sector: energy, policy, agriculture, sustainability, and more
  • Professional and expert mentors with decades of experience in climate change solutions
  • Dedicated one-on-one time to guide you on your career plans and ambition
  • Over 100 mentors from 20+ countries

Leah Bessa

Co-founder and Head of R&D, Gourmet Grubb (South Africa)

Shashwat Gangwal

Investment Manager, Sagana Capital (India)

Aiyana Bodi

Senior Associate, Drawdown Labs (USA)

Amber Luong

Head of Partnerships, Blue Sky Analytics (USA)

Luigi Toda

Program Manager / Senior Climate Resilience Specialist, Arup (Philippines)

Will Giese

Southeast Regional Director, Solar Energy Industries Association - USA

Try our FREE energy class

A free class from the program covering the climate impacts of energy and the implications of variable energy sources like wind and solar.

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.

The course breakdown

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Personalized and expert instruction

Our skilled instructors have advanced degrees and/or global experience in climate change work and education. 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 activities
  • 02

    Real-world assignments

    You will engage in individual and team 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 advice
  • 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

/ 12 Weeks Merit/need-based financial aid

  • 12 week duration, between 6-12 hours of time commitment per week
  • Each class has just 20-25 fellows with a diversity of skills, background & passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
  • 8+ expert live talks, also available for later viewing

A live, vibrant community

Every cohort member also joins Terra.do’s 1,000+ 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 [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.

    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 any 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

/ 12 Weeks Merit/need-based financial aid

  • 12 week duration, between 6-12 hours of time commitment per week
  • Each class has just 20-25 fellows with a diversity of skills, background & passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
  • 8+ expert live talks, also available for later viewing


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