Dates: January 23 - February 3, 2023
Last date for applications: January 16, 2023
Total duration: 2 weeks (10 working days)
Training load: Approximately 7-8 hours per week
Language of instruction: English
The School of Climate Change, under the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (a Centre for Science and Environment initiative) invites applications for an online training programme on climate change, its science, politics, and impacts.
CSE has been well known for influencing the design of international climate policy since well before such policy was enshrined in formal institutions. Whether it is the landmark paper released in 1991 by Sunita Narain and Anil Agarwal, calling for a decolonisation of carbon budget accounting, or CSE’s commentary on every UN climate meeting since 1992, to our recent analyses of the implications of the US elections for climate action. Most recently, CSE's delegation - led by Sunita Narain - attended COP 27 in Egypt, and conducted extensive analysis and commentary of the climate negotiations, as well as advocacy on issues critical for the Global South. Through this, and our publications on climate-critical topics, CSE has led the discourse in climate policy for three decades advocating for equity, the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities, and investing in resilient economies for the poor.
This training programme is open to any civil society member, government official, student, professional or educator looking to understand the key concepts that drive discourse on the science and politics of climate change. The syllabus is based on our recently published book Climate Change: Science and Politics.
This course will help an individual to make sense of the multiple correlated crises we are facing due to anthropogenic climate change, the political treaties and negotiations that comprise the bulk of our response to these crises, and an understanding of how the responsibility to adopt a low-carbon development path is distributed across nations of varying wealth.
Course structure and format
Spread over 10 working days, the programme is open to anyone interested in the subject of climate change, and will offer a mix of self-guided reading, two live lectures by renowned experts, a group activity, two individual assignments, and regular Q&A with CSE’s climate change specialists. No prior knowledge of climate change is required.
The course structure would be as follows:
For more information Please contact the CSE Climate Change Team at email@example.com
|Indian participants: Rs. 3,500
Global participants: USD 100
|January 23 - February 3, 2023|
|Last date for receiving applications|
January 16, 2023
|More than 300 participants have been certified by this course so far.|
|I liked the course structure, reading materials, interaction sessions, evaluation pattern (such engaging workshops are really rare) and mostly your superb organizational qualities. In a sentence, I enjoyed every bit of the course.
By: Kritishnu Sanyal, IIT - Mandi
|I appreciated the organization of the online materials, the pace of the course, and the guest lecturers.
By: Akunna F Uka, The Labor Community Strategy Center
|It was detailed in nature and gave everyone equal opportunity to express. The team was highly qualified in the subject domain.
By: Shivani Jhariya, Heliosvento Power Infra OPC Pvt. Ltd.
|The overall content, structure and organization of the course, and of course the experts who gave classes should really be appreciated.
Dr. Kannan Narayanan, Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Kerala
|I liked the effective integration of a captivating and accessible narrative with appealing multimedia data visualizations. The biggest takeaways from this workshop were the compelling “stories” which can be used to explain complex environmental problems, and motivate diverse stakeholders to work toward combating climate change.
Sumita Purkayasth By: Lodha World School, Palava
|The group activities were very interesting and the speakers were really knowledgeable.
By: Ateka Hasan - Jamia Millia Islamia
|I enjoyed the content, the effort put in to find and bring the SMEs and create the content, and the group activity
Aparna U M By: EY Global Delivery Systems India LLP
|The speakers were highly educated and explained all the topics perfectly.
By: Sanmit Adawadkar - Paryavaran Pratham
|Excellent management of the programme, and quick and easy handling of all our queries related to the training
By: Sudha Singh, Lodha World School, Thane
|“Very well planned and executed. Content and assignments were well balanced in width and depth. One of my best short course experiences to date. I really enjoyed learning from this course. A big thanks to CSE for giving me the opportunity.”
By: Saumyaditya Bose, Bose Consultancy Services
|“Well-designed. Timely availability of reading materials and group presentation, and provision for commentary”
By: Naresh Kumar Garg, Retired Associate Professor in Economics from S. M. J. N. (P. G.) College, Haridwar
|“Inclusion of team activities and guest lectures were really one of the things to clap for the course, and the team working out everything for the participants.”
By: Govind Soni, Directorate of Census Operations, Assam, Ministry of Home Affairs
|“Good quality material. Clear opinions backed by solid data. Friendly and helpful attitude of the organizing team. Well done. Thanks for all the good work you are doing. CSE is truly the leader in environmental thinking in India.”
By: Luke Rodrigues, Society of Jesus
|“I liked the modules into which the content was precisely formulated, making it easy to take the content step by step, and also the live interactive sessions by knowledgeable speakers.”
Neha K N, Student
|“The group presentation activity was the most praiseworthy initiative by the climate training since it helped me learn a lot of things like build my communication skills, help me interact with the fellow participants and learn so much from their experiences.”
Shrutika Vichare, Student
|“The course material was rich in detail and challenging to engage with for me. I liked that because it made me realize how little I know about climate change, impacts and how political will is an important factor in solving global issues.”
Sneha Rajan, Tata Institute of Social Sciences