Climate Action Certificate
The climate emergency has already altered our lives, and it will only accelerate in the coming decades. Technical solutions now exist, so what’s getting in the way of urgently needed action? In our online courses and certificate program, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to move from ideas to action. You’ll deepen your understanding of Indigenous perspectives and climate justice, and advance your climate leadership, whether you’re developing environmental solutions, building community resilience or motivating others toward action.
Why this program?
- Develop skills and tools to lead and implement equitable climate action plans
- Apply principles of climate justice and Indigenous knowledge systems to your work
- Learn from experienced practitioners in the climate field
- Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
- Start with individual courses and apply to the program at any time
- Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status along with its benefits
Read more about the program in SFU News.
6–36 months (from start date of first course)
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program.
Except CLM620 (12 weeks) and CLM720 (8 weeks)
Self-paced within set assignment deadlines
Required courses (take in any order):
Electives (choose 3):
- Climate Communication: From Principles to Practice (CLM515)
- Navigating Power for Collective Action (CLM525)
- Building Community Resilience in the Climate Emergency (CLM535)
- Climate Action in Smaller Communities (CLM615)
- Green Infrastructure: Innovative Approaches to Urban Water Management (CLM620)
- Strategic Dialogue and Engagement for Climate Adaptation (CLM720)
See individual courses for textbook details
$75 program application fee
No application deadline. Take individual courses and apply to the program at any time.
Register for individual courses at any time, with the option to apply to the program later.
Enroll in the certificate program to:
- Track your progress in your student account
- Access potential tax credits
- Be eligible to graduate when you finish