Developing Skills for Women Leadership in Climate Action

12 Hours
Environment, Climate Change, Other
Fondation L’Oreal
CARE France
Columbia Climate School
Public – by registration
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The ‘Women Leadership in Climate Action’ e-course aims to inspire women and girls, strengthen their leadership skills, and help them deliver the just climate initiatives needed to tackle the climate crisis.

If you are concerned about climate change, if it’s already affecting you, or if you thought about taking action but felt you lacked power or knowledge: this course is for you. It empowers and educates emerging climate leaders like you to deliver climate actions rooted in the principles of inclusivity and equity.

Why take this course?

The ‘Developing Skills for Women Leadership in Climate Action’ online course was created to support women and girls to develop their leadership skills and take on green and just climate actions. By the end of this course, you will have a good understanding of key topics related to climate change science and inclusive climate action. You will also be equipped with actionable tools that will help you lift your climate ideas off the ground or strengthen the existing project you are working on. 

We look forward to accompanying you through this inclusive climate leadership journey and learning more about you, your motivations and your plans for climate action! After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is climate change and define key elements of inclusive climate action.

  • Discuss the impact of climate change on women and the role they play at the heart of climate action.

  • Identify opportunities and plan effective climate action. 

  • Discuss approaches for influencing others and gaining support for your climate actions.

Course Overview

The course consists of 4 modules, each taking approximately 2,5 hours to complete. Modules 1 and 2, introduce learners to the most up-to-date understanding of climate science and zoom in on innovative approaches aimed at mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change while reducing social inequalities. This baseline of knowledge prepares learners for modules 3 and 4, which provide actionable tools to help learners create inclusive and equitable projects on the ground. The 5th wrap-up section of the course provides useful guidance and tools for the development of your climate project. 

  • 1. Introduction to Climate Change and Inclusive Climate Action

  • 2. Women at the Heart of Climate Action

  • 3. Taking the Lead on Inclusive Climate Action

  • 4. Influencing Change while Staying Resilient

  • 5. Course wrap-up

Get your Certificate

After completing the course you will be granted a certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete all course videos, readings, and activities, as well as pass all course quizzes with a grade of 70% or higher.

You can keep track of your progress and download your certificate under the "Certification" tab on the main course page.