As an introductory course, it 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.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies.
After completing the course learners will be able to:
- Understand the foundational relationship between climate change and the economy;
- Identify exposure and vulnerability to climate-related financial risks within their own organizations; and
- Apply their knowledge to effective planning and decision-making to adapt to climate change.
The course consists of 5 hours per module (4 modules in total) + 5 hours devoted to an assessment(s). This equates to approximately 6 hours of learner effort per week.
Live (Synchronous) Sessions
Live (synchronous) sessions will be scheduled by the instructor. Learners will be notified of the time of these sessions in the course. Live (synchronous) sessions will be recorded for learners unable to attend.
A week prior to the course start date learners will receive an email from Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies with information on how to access the online course. At that time learners will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize themselves with the online learning platform. Learners will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.
This course is eligible to be used as an elective coursein the Climate Action Fundamentals: Foundation Micro-Credential program. Interested individuals seeking a broader, foundational knowledge base in climate action may wish to expand upon the learnings of this course by enrolling in this micro-credential.
Learn more about what microcredentials are here.
Learn more about the Climate Action Fundamentals: Foundations micro-credential here.