LEARNING FOR ACTION

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Climate Change: Learning for Action

A 12-week climate fellowship to understand the complexities of climate change and arrive at your perfect climate role. Over a thousand alumni have found their climate solution... find yours now.

Join THOUSANDS of alumni already leading on climate
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Climate fellowship overview

An expert-guided journey with a global community committed to climate action.

Key course details:
100+ up-to-date modules on:
Know the problem to know the solutions
Dive into the most structured, up-to-date content on climate science, impacts and solutions so that you can work on the solutions that matter.
You are not alone on this journey
Learn with hundreds of others from around the world and be guided by over a thousand alumni and mentors currently taking climate action.
There’s a role for you.
Thousands have used the climate change fellowship to define how to apply their unique skills and talents to have a meaningful impact. Join them.

26

Graduated cohorts

3,000+

Graduates

9.3

Avg. course rating

Learn from world-class educators

Kamal Kapadia, Ph.D.

Course Creator and Terra.do Co-Founder

Dr. Kamal Kapadia has 25 years of work, research and teaching experience in the fields of climate change, clean energy and sustainable development. She started her career in the late 1990s working for solar PV startups SELCO in India and Sri Lanka, and Solarcentury (now Statkraft) in the UK. She has consulted on clean energy planning with the World Bank and also managed research and communications for Blue Planet Foundation in Hawaii, the organization that successfully lobbied for the U.S.’s first state-level 100% renewable energy law. Kamal was also a research fellow at the Environmental Change Institute, Univ. of Oxford, where she taught extensively on the Master’s program in Environmental Change and Management. 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. You can follow Kamal on LinkedIn.
Hear about the Terra.do climate fellowship from course creator Dr. Kamal Kapadia

Engage with climate experts

Lively and engaging sessions that are designed to help you understand the practical applications of what you learn each week.

David Roberts

Climate journalist, previously at Vox and Grist (USA)

Jamie Alexander

Director, Drawdown Labs (USA)

Dr. Tracey Osborne

Director of the California Center for Climate Justice (USA)

Dr. Jeremy Leggett

Founder, Solarcentury and Highlands Rewilding (UK)

Kimiko Hirata

Goldman Environmental Prize Winner (Japan)

Talk to alumni at an open house

Ask questions and learn how to make the best of our climate change fellowship from course instructors and alumni.

Upcoming live open house session:

Jumpstart your climate career

Join a life-long community of 1500+ fellows. Learn from accomplished operators and executives. Take the next step of your career with confidence.

Transition to your 
dream job in climate

700+ fellows have found new climate jobs after the climate fellowship.

Alyssa Dizon (USA)

Founding Product Lead at rePurpose Global, previously at BlocPower.

Chris Trew (Australia)

Finance Manager, Green Energy, previously at Chevron.

Colin Bovet (USA)

Head of Growth at QuitCarbon, previously at Gregarious, Inc.

Build the next great climate company

150+ fellows are now running climate startups across sectors.

José Galindo (USA)

Co-founder of Waterplan, previously at Innovid.

Namita Dalmia (India)

Co-founder of Enzia Ventures, previously at Omidyar Network.

Adam Braun (USA)

Co-founder of Clarasight, previously at WeWork.

Kickstart your organization's climate journey

100+ fellows are now furthering climate and sustainability goals in their orgs.

Pia F (Philippines)

Director for Social Impact at Thinking Machines, previously managing data insights.

Esther Nai (USA)

Manager of Climate Resilience at Salesforce, previously program manager.

Sundeep Reddy (India)

Head of ESG & Analytics at Gramener, previously leading analytics.

Wondering where to start?

Answer a few questions to understand how our program can help you in your climate journey.

I have taken climate courses at Harvard and Yale and through ESG Certifications. Out of all those experiences, this course was the best combination of science-backed learning, group work, and tools for action. It was a truly amazing experience that spurred me to start my own company and be more vocal about climate action at my full-time corporate job.

LC Ede

Senior Manager, Sustainable Sourcing, Sysco (USA)

Course syllabus

A journey through the complexities of climate science and solutions to become an effective agent of climate action.

This course includes:

Course modules, classes and schedule

Welcome and introduction
to climate change

Class one:

What is climate change? • Build a simple climate model • The greenhouse effect • Radiative/climate forcing • The drivers of climate change

Foundations of climate science

Class:

Emissions and the global carbon cycle • The global carbon cycle • Global warming potential • Methane and other gases • Emissions accounting
Climate impacts and building personal resilience
Class one:

Understanding Global Impacts • Why 1.5C? • When will warming stop? • Global impacts (temp, rain, ice, sea level, ocean currents) • Global carbon budget

Mental models and how to talk about climate change
Class one:

Solutions to Climate Change: Setting the Stage: How can we evaluate and compare different approaches to tackling the climate crisis? • Mental models • Comparing impact and cost • Masculine vs. feminine framings

Climate change economics, politics, and justice
Class one:

Economics of Climate Change • Climate change as market failure • Alternatives to mainstream environmental economics • Policy options for climate change • Principles of carbon pricing • Carbon markets • Social cost of carbon

Systems thinking for mitigation and the importance of energy
Class one:

A Systems Perspective on Mitigation: En-ROADS workshop by Climate Interactive – Fellows engage in using the En-ROADS simulation tool in a 1-hour session facilitated by a Climate Interactive ambassador

Decarbonizing transport, buildings, and industry
Class one:

Energy and Climate Change 2: Electrify Everything ++ • Making the case to “electrify everything” • Decarbonizing transport: emissions sources, mobility in cities, EVs, trucking and trains, shipping, a systems lens on mobility

Transforming land use
Class one:

Food and Farming • Challenges facing the global food system • Regenerative agriculture and soil health with optional case studies • Food supply chains and decarbonization

Avoiding greenwashing
Class one:

Carbon Offsets • What are offsets? • Challenges facing offsets • Future of offsets • Alternatives to offsets

Financing the transition
Class one:
Climate Finance 1: The Investments Landscape • The basics: what is finance? • The paradox of finance • Public green finance: US, India, multilateral, debt-for-climate swaps • Private green finance: ESG, green bonds, climate tech VC • Blended green finance
Organizational action and adaptation
Class one:
Corporate Climate Action: A guide to leading a sustainable business • Corporate sustainability • ESG • Net-zero planning • Life-cycle analysis • Managing emissions • Going beyond sustainable and towards regenerative • Optional: Tips on building employee climate action
Graduation and climate action plan presentations

Class:

Graduation Ceremony

Typical course weekly schedule

Day of weekActivityTime
SundayAsynchronous classes released12am PT
MondayCareers session (optional)8am PT
TuesdayLive labOffered at various time, assigned by preference
WednesdayGuest talk8am PT*
ThursdayDeep dive (optional)8am PT
FridayNetworking & co-working (optional)8am PT

We understand that work or family commitments may cause fellows to be unavailable for various events. All mandatory sessions are recorded and can be viewed asynchronously if missed.

*Some sessions are available at 7pm PT

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Personalized and expert instruction

Our skilled instructors have advanced degrees and/or global experience in climate change work and education. They're your first port of call for questions you have as you go through your learning journey.

Climate lab groups

Once a week, you will meet with your instructor in small-group sessions for:

Up-to-date material

We update our learning material to stay cutting-edge:

Real-world assignments

You will engage in individual and team projects designed to:

Personal attention

We track every fellow’s progress and ensure people get the support they need:

Job search support

After completion of LFA, you’ll get access to a climate career coach to help you:

Get one-on-one mentorship every step of the way

Guidance on your personal climate career journey from industry experts across the world.

200+

Mentors

20+

Countries

Carefully curated
Fellows can schedule meetings & receive expert guidance from 150+ curated climate experts.
Across sectors
Every major climate sector: energy, policy, agriculture, sustainability, ESG, climate finance, and more.
Deeply experienced
Professional and expert mentors with decades of climate experience on the ground.
Dedicated time
1:1 time to give you personalized guidance on your climate career plans and ambition.
I am blown away by the impact that a 12-week online course can have. Terra.do’s Climate Change: Learning for Action fellowship transcends education and builds a lifelong community of diverse, extremely capable professionals, while connecting you to incredible instructors, guest speakers and mentors.

Agiimaa Kruchkin

Manager, ProcurementIQ (USA)
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.

Is the climate fellowship for me?

Climate Change: Learning for Action has helped thousands of professionals from varied backgrounds including advocates, policymakers, lawyers, technologists, artists, designers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, farmers, data scientists, educators, journalists, project managers, and investors realign their skills to take climate action. Some common backgrounds we see are:

Advocacy and policy

Professionals wanting to work on climate solutions, build capacity for adaptation and resilience, or mainstream climate justice in NGO or governmental organizations.

Paul Sherman

Campaign Manager at Conservation Colorado

Former senior outreach manager at MAZON. Now Campaign Manager at Conservation Colorado.
Terra.do climate fellowship, 2023

Business professional

Individuals in sales, marketing, biz dev, finance and other functions who want a climate career transition or to drive corporate climate leadership.

Ishan Nangia

Data scientist at
Coastal Impact India

Former Locus data scientist. Now data scientist and conservation diver Coastal Impact India
Terra.do climate fellowship, 2023

Technologist

Engineers, data scientists, or product managers who want to found climate startups or accelerate effective solutions through technology.

Nathan Kiner

CEO & Co-Founder
at Sunjul

Xoogler technical project manager. Now founded Sunjul, a solar software application for farms

Terra.do climate fellowship, 2021

Pricing and expected commitment

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Are you a journalist? We are offering 100% scholarships to journalists based on your application. 

Intensive program

12 week duration, between 6-10 hours of time commitment per week.

Exclusive events

8+ expert live guest talks, fireside chats and workshops available for later viewing.

Focused groups

Each class has just 20-25 fellows with a diversity of skills, background & passion.

Fellowship application process

Schedule a call with us here if you’d like to know more about the process or the climate fellowship.

Apply in 10 minutes

Tell us about your motivation to join the program and, if you need support, make a scholarship request.

Decision and scholarship

We review applications within 24 hours and notify you of admissions and scholarship decisions.

Enroll

Pay in full or in installments and secure your spot for the upcoming cohort.

When I started Terra, I was unsure what should be done to solve climate change, hesitant about if I could make an impact, and alone in trying to figure it all out. Now, at the end of my Terra course, I am clear on what we need to do to solve climate change, feel confident that I can and must play my part, and have a strong community of friends and colleagues working to solve climate change. I’m now accepting a full-time offer to join a climate tech company as a product manager.

Eric Li

Product, Afresh (USA)

Our alumni are now in breakthrough climate companies

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Frequently asked questions

Who will benefit from the climate fellowship?

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 is a plus, but not essential.

The course is 12 weeks long and starts with introductory sessions in Week 1. To accommodate for a diverse global pool of participants, most classes are asynchronous so you can decide when to go through them during the week. Our Slack channel for the cohort also facilitates asynchronous discussions between groups. All live sessions will be recorded for later viewing, though we encourage you to attend live where possible. The main live sessions run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (US time), with other optional sessions throughout the week.

Being a climate fellow means joining a global community of 2,000+ learners and graduates acting on climate solutions now who are all invested in your personal and career development toward climate action.

The climate fellowship is a 12-week journey through climate science, solutions, and action to enable and empower professionals seeking to increase their climate impact and identify how their skills can best accelerate climate solutions

We want this program to work for learners of all stripes, regardless of individual or organizational ability to pay. Please apply—we will make every effort to accommodate the circumstances of qualified students. If it helps, we can offer you an instalment-based payment schedule where you pay the course fee in 3 parts.