Best Practices in Climate Leadership Training and Education

Climate Leadership is emerging as a topic and focus of a wide range of training and education programmes across Europe and indeed internationally.

Best Practices in Climate Leadership Training and Education

The REMARKABLE Climate Leaders investigated a range of programmes tackling the topics of climate, leadership and climate leadership with a suite of recommendations on how to structure the REMARKABLE Climate Leadership Programme (CLP).

The insights from the report will contribute to the development of the CLP by shedding light on best practices and approaches from programmes which are similar in nature and focus.

Climate Leadership Programmes

The programmes identified and reviewed have been grouped into the following areas:

  • Training: Shorter programmes focusing on specific topics or at specific target groups. They may be delivered through education/training organisations or through other organisations. In some cases, they may carry certification but this is not a priority.
  • Education: Academic programmes which are normally delivered by education bodies and at varying levels e.g. single modules up to Masters programmes.

The partners of the REMARKABLE Climate Leaders had a limited number of recommendations and many identified that there were no such programmes in their regions which aligned with the ambitions and specific needs of REMARKABLE. Furthermore, many commented that the majority of leadership training/education within the climate space appears to be targeted at the industry & business/corporate sector rather than the public sector.

Interdisciplinary approach

Interdisciplinarity emerged as a particular theme across a number of programmes and therefore the CLP should seek to ensure that there is a good mix of participants representing different sections within the relevant organisations. A focus purely on technical aspects could mean that the programme will not address e.g. finance or social aspects appropriately.

Access the full report here.

REMARKABLE Climate Leaders will build new leadership capacity across Europe through a Climate Leadership Programme designed with and for climate leaders. Through a people-centred approach, Regional Energy Agencies will support leaders of public authorities and communities in implementing transformational roadmaps and innovative solutions to achieve climate neutrality.

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