Climate Change for Professionals
What you'll learn
- Learn the essential information around climate science and understand the debate between the climate sceptics and climate change believers
- Get an overview of international agreements on climate change
- Understand the challenges around decarbonisation and transition to net-zero
- Learn about the role of the government, corporates and financial services in decarbonisation
- Get an overview of climate reporting including the latest trends in regulatory developments
- Learn about the green finance and the choice of financial instruments
- Learn about how to integrate Climate Risk Management into existing Risk Management Frameworks
- Get an overview of climate change scenario analysis and climate data
- There are no special requirements or prerequisites. Anyone can learn from this course.
This course on Climate Change is a global consolidation of the most relevant sources of information you will need to improve your knowledge and take more informed actions on this important subject. It is a long, deep course of 12 hours of film that covers all you need to know on this vast and continuously expanding subject.
You will receive a comprehensive overview of the current developments including the scientific body of proof for climate change, the history of international negotiations in response to climate crisis, pathways and challenges of transition to net-zero economy, emerging regulatory landscape, climate reporting, target setting, risk management, scenario analysis and climate data, climate finance, high-level overview of green technologies, and challenges related to decarbonisation of specific sectors of the economy with more detailed decarbonisation guidance for governments and companies.
This course is designed for all professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their awareness and understanding of a wide range of climate change related topics. They can then use this knowledge and awareness to inform their own strategies and subsequent actions in both professional workplace and personal life.
For this course, we have interviewed a number of experts specialising in energy transition, energy efficiency, government policy and climate finance, and included relevant publicly available material in a structured way.
We have tried to distil the topics covered into short, easily digestible sections and topics, so that you will grasp the main messages, rather than having to do the research into the original sources yourselves. If you want to go deeper on any topic and access the original sources we provide you with the links to do so.
If you are studying another course on climate change covering sustainable and environmental management or for your particular profession: for example ESG investing or risk, this course will complement that area of study and provide you with an additional source of material and will hopefully provoke additional thoughts on the topics you are studying.
We hope you enjoy this course and look forward to your feedback.
Julia Mariasova and Duncan Wilson
PS If you are interested in only some of the modules in this course, you can now buy some of them separately. Just click on the Instructor Name to see the full list of courses.
Who this course is for:
- Leaders and managers who want to get an overview of the climate change impact on future of the economy and learn about climate change disclosures and risk management practices
- Government officials who are tasked with the development or execution of net-zero/decarbonisation policies and initiatives
- Management consultants who are considering transition to climate change advisory
- Risk Management professionals who haven’t been previously involved in climate risk management
- Investors who are looking to rebalance their portfolio in favour of more sustainable and green investment
- Technical professionals (engineers, electricians, data scientists, geologists, etc.) who want to get broader understanding of climate change and their role in transitioning to net-zero
- Anyone who wants to be fluent in talking about climate change, and be comfortable with acronyms and terms such as ESG, COP, IPCC, TCFD, net-zero, science-based targets, CleanTech, Green Finance, Impact Investing, renewables, electrification, carbon pricing, hydrogen, EVs and many more
I have a particular interest in the topics of climate change, decarbonisation, energy transition, digital technologies, data science and machine learning. I believe that even if you are not working in technology or climate change, you still deserve education on these important topics, so that you could be better equipped to deal with new realities and contribute to the society and planet. So I design my own training courses, courses for corporate clients, and offer production services to other instructors/lecturers or organisations.
Professionally, I am a management consultant, project, programme and change manager, media producer/director with 20 years of experience in financial services industry (operations and consulting) and 10 years of experience in media/video production industry (educational content and corporate communications).
I am passionate about change, strategic development, operational transformation and learning new things. I have experience of working in both large corporate and start-up environments, and running my own business.
Masters in Banking and Finance. Qualified Management Accountant (CIMA). Certified in Filmmaking (London Film Academy).
Duncan is a climate risk trainer and advisor with deep experience in risk management and control in the banking sector. He has recently specialised in climate risk management training and advising clients on TCFD and ESG data reporting, climate scenario analysis and climate risk management. He has also made commercial training films on risk management and climate change and trained numerous people on climate change from 'A' level/BAC students in Bordeaux, France through to Board members in banks across Europe. He also holds a certificate of Sustainability and Climate Risk from the Global Association of Risk Professionals which he gained in 2011. He has thirty eight years of work experience with half in banking and half in training and management consultancy. His banking experience is with three different firms: BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and HSBC, leading global non-financial risk teams across all major trading hubs, working mainly within the risk management departments as line manager and programme director on large scale transformation projects. His risk management consulting experience was gained with the following firms: Deloitte, Ernst and Young, where he was a partner in charge of Financial Risk services and IBM Consulting. He qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK with Touche Ross and qualified as a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He has a Law degree from the University of Hull.