As Canada strives to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, close to 20 million jobs could be created, according to a 2017 Columbia Institute report. With a Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change, you will be in high demand by a variety of organizations.
Governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, Indigenous groups, industry organizations and private and public companies are all in increasing need of climate professionals to help them meet their climate goals. The main employers of graduates are provincial and federal government ministries and departments (such as the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada), industry, NGOs and educational institutions.
The certificate prepares you for a role in management, policymaking, research, compliance, monitoring and consulting, among many other areas. Whether you want to research the impacts of climate change, plan for climate change mitigation and adaptation or develop alternative energy solutions, the certificate will give you the knowledge and skills you need to take your career further. The certificate also offers a pathway into continuing education at the master and doctoral level.
For more information about the program or how to apply, connect with an Advisor by email, or call 250.391.2528 or 1.877.778.6227 (toll-free).