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The Financial Impact of Climate Change - ONLINE

This four-week course introduces participants to the financial risks and impacts associated with climate change.
Facilitator: Todd Thexton
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

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.

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.

Learner Effort:

3 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: