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Certificate in Climate Action Planning

Learn how to create actionable plans for addressing climate change

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Groups of all sizes have an important role to play in climate change mitigation planning, yet there's a lack of education on the topic. To meet this need, the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society and the Environment and the Center for Lifelong Learning will jointly launch a Certificate in Climate Action Planning in Fall of 2023.

This certificate is a non-degree program designed for professionals who wish to develop knowledge, skills and best practices related to climate action planning. A climate action plan is a road map that guides a municipality, business, church or community to achieving its climate emission-reduction goals, while making it more resilient to climate change.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Engage with stakeholders in politically diverse climates.
  • Conduct a greenhouse gas inventory.
  • Use climate modeling tools to conduct a climate impact assessment.
  • Conduct a climate vulnerability assessment with attention to equity and social and environmental justice.
  • Create a climate action plan.

More details will be available in April of 2023.

To learn more about this program or reserve a spot for the Fall 2023 cohort, fill out the request form.

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Spokane, WA 99258