This course introduces participants to the financial risks and impacts associated with climate change. As an introductory course, this course is suited to those with little or no previous experience in climate-related finance or economics. However, a basic understanding of climate science is presumed.
Participants will explore a range of risk pathways that link climate and economic systems, including financial impacts associated with: physical risks related to direct and indirect exposure to climate hazards in the value chain; transition risks arising from abrupt transitions to a low-carbon economy; civil liability and litigation risks; systemic risks transmitted throughout the economy.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have a foundational understanding of the relationship between climate change and the economy. Participants will develop their ability to identify exposure and vulnerability to climate-related financial risks within their own organizations—critical groundwork for effective planning and decision-making for mitigation and adaptation.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Climate Adaptation Fundamentals Micro-credential : Elective Courses