‘Climate Finance’ course by Apolitical

A Comprehensive Introduction to Climate Finance: Understanding, Challenges, Opportunities, and Practical Applications

The Climate Finance course is a partnership between Apolitical and the University of Oxford.  

Course Highlights: 

  • Introducing Climate Finance: Learn the basics of climate finance, its importance, and key concepts through a combination of readings, videos, and activities. 
  • Understanding the Climate Finance Landscape: Gain a comprehensive overview of the climate finance landscape, including definitions, practical applications, and contextual activities.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Explore the major challenges in and strategies to address these obstacles effectively.
  • Exploring Opportunities: Identify and evaluate various opportunities within this sector to promote sustainable investments.
  • Climate Finance and You: Understand the personal and professional implications of climate finance and how to apply this knowledge in your own context.

This year, participants will have the opportunity to engage in two special events designed to enhance the learning experience: 

  • Mid-Course Masterclass: Gain deeper insights and interact with experts in a mandatory live, interactive session. 
  • End-of-Course Sharing Lesson: Share your experiences and learnings with peers, fostering a community of practice and collaboration. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Understand what climate finance is and why it’s key in the transition to net zero.

Explain what’s holding climate finance back and how governments can overcome these obstacles.

Advocate for climate finance in your area of work to build resilience, finance the transition to net zero and scale up global climate finance flows.

Establish appropriate governance frameworks for implementing clean energy solutions across various regions. 

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is 9 August at 23.30pm

Course Details

To apply for the ‘Introduction to the ‘Climate Finance’ course, you will need to complete an application form. Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate applications and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and geographic location to achieve regional representation across across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants are eligible. 

Timeline 

  • Applications start: 24 June 2024 
  • Applications close: 9 August 2024 
  • Applications reviewed by 3Ci  
  • Results communicated: 16 August 2024 
  • Course starts: 16 September 2024 (Approx 5.5 hours)
  • Mandatory Masterclass: TBC 2024 
  • Course ends: 8 November 2024 
  • Mandatory End-of-Course Sharing Lesson: TBC November 2024 

Enrolment Information 

We are offering two courses simultaneously. While you have the option to apply for both, we recommend choosing either one course or indicating your preference in application to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Each course has 25 spaces available.

If you have any questions, please contact Mariana Berganton, mariana.berganton@cp.catapult.org.uk

‘Introduction to the Energy Transition’ course by Apolitical

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Providing you with an insight into policy frameworks and key technologies driving energy transition.

The global energy landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by three key pillars: decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitalisation. Each pillar is crucial for creating sustainable, efficient, and resilient future energy systems. 

In this comprehensive course, you will gain insights into policy frameworks and key technologies that are pivotal in advancing the energy transition. You will learn how governments at all levels can implement these changes at scale. The course, informed by leading experts in energy and systems-level change, blends theory and practice, exploring real-world applications of innovative energy solutions. 

Course Highlights: 

  • Understand the Importance of the Energy Transition: Explore the significance of the energy transition for government, society, and the climate. 
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Investment, and Workforce: Learn about the critical components driving the energy transition. 
  • Stakeholder Roles and Collaboration: Recognise the various stakeholders in the energy system and strategies to incentivise collaboration. 
  • Governance for Clean Energy Solutions: Determine appropriate governance models for implementing clean energy solutions across different types of localities. 

This year, participants will have the opportunity to engage in two special events designed to enhance the learning experience: 

  • Mid-Course Masterclass: Gain deeper insights and interact with experts in a mandatory live, interactive session. 
  • End-of-Course Sharing Lesson: Share your experiences and learnings with peers, fostering a community of practice and collaboration. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Explain the importance of the energy transition and its implications for government, society, and the climate. 

Outline the significance of infrastructure, technology, investment, and workforce in the energy transition. Establish appropriate governance frameworks for implementing clean energy solutions across various regions. 

Identify the roles of different stakeholders in the energy system and how to promote effective collaboration. 

Establish appropriate governance frameworks for implementing clean energy solutions across various regions. 

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is 9 August at 23.30pm

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Course Details

To apply for the ‘Introduction to the Energy Transition for Policymakers’ course, you will need to complete an application form. Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate applications and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and geographic location to achieve regional representation across across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants are eligible. 

Timeline 

  • Applications start: 24 June 2024 
  • Applications close: 9 August 2024 
  • Applications reviewed by 3Ci  
  • Results communicated: 16 August 2024 
  • Course starts: 16 September 2024 (Approx 7.5 hours)
  • Mandatory Masterclass: TBC 
  • Course ends: 8 November 2024 
  • Mandatory End-of-Course Sharing Lesson: TBC November 2024 
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Enrolment Information 

We are offering two courses simultaneously. While you have the option to apply for both, we recommend choosing either one course or indicating your preference in application to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Each course has 25 spaces available.

If you have any questions, please contact Mariana Berganton, mariana.berganton@cp.catapult.org.uk

‘Reaching Net Zero’ course by Apolitical

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK? 

Apply for a chance to take a fully funded place in ‘Reaching Net Zero’ by Apolitical to learn additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of your net zero projects. 

Exciting news! 3Ci has partnered with the University of Oxford and Apolitical to launch online courses for local authorities and public servants in the UK. These courses are specifically designed to provide additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of net zero projects. 

With this partnership, learners can expect a world-class education experience that is backed by the latest research and expertise. These courses provide an excellent opportunity to upskill your knowledge on Net Zero strategy and play a critical role in achieving our national Net Zero targets. 

It’s important to note that these courses are 3Ci’s first offering to upskill local authorities in Net Zero strategy, and they will inform greater work from 3Ci to accelerate capacity building and skills development to deliver net zero commitments. 

Join us in our mission to build a sustainable future. Apply below and take the first step towards a Net Zero future! 

 

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of Net Zero

Co-developed with Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) at the University of Oxford, this course provides a comprehensive overview of net zero, including its challenges and exploring how to promote the transition to net zero.  In this course, you’ll explore the science underpinning net zero and engage with policies designed to reach it.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Evaluate and critique a climate change memo to more clearly and comprehensively explain the science of climate change.  .

Investigate and analyse a climate action plan.

Evaluate the role of public servants in driving net zero.

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is 15 May at 23.59pm

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Course Details

To apply for the ‘Reaching Net Zero’ course, you will need to complete an application form. Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate applications and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and geographic location to achieve regional representation across across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants are eligible. 

The deadline for applications is on 15 May at 23.59pm. The course is estimated to be completed in 10 hours and starts on 29 May.  

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‘Introduction to
Foundations of Delivery
course by Apolitical

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK?

Co-developed with expert partner Delivery Associates, this course focuses on delivery and related performance measurement. This course will support you in understanding of the fundamental principles and processes which underpin delivery in government, such as prioritising goals, assessing organisational capacity, developing and managing effective implementation plans, and cultivating a culture of delivery. 

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of delivery and related performance measurement.

This course will support you in understanding of the fundamental principles and processes which underpin delivery in government, such as prioritising goals, assessing organisational capacity, developing and managing effective implementation plans, and cultivating a culture of delivery. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Examine key factors required to build a foundation for delivery.

Understand the delivery challenge and plan for delivery.

Develop routines to drive delivery.

Learn how to manage stakeholder relationships during the delivery process.

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is
midnight on 15th May.

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Course Details

The course takes place online over 11 weeks, with all learning at your own pace.

Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate each application and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and select applicants to achieve regional representation across various geographic areas across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants will be evaluated.

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 12 May.
The criteria for selection will be based on ensuring regional representation and relevance to the applicant’s day-to-day job.

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‘Centring Equity in Climate Action’ course by Apolitical

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK? 

Apply for a chance to take a fully funded place in ‘Centring Equity in Climate Action’ by Apolitical to learn additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of your net zero projects.  

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of equitable climate action

This course will help participants articulate the significance of equity in achieving adequate and fair climate action change. It will also help you to investigate how to advance equitable climate action engagement and formulate a case for an equitable approach to climate action.  Applicants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Articulate the significance of equity in achieving adequate and fair climate action change. .

Investigate how to advance equitable climate action engagement. 

Formulate a case for an equitable approach to climate action. 

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is 23 October at 23.59pm

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Course Details

To apply for the ‘Centring Equity in Climate Action’ course, you will need to complete an application form. Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate applications and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and geographic location to achieve regional representation across across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants are eligible. 

The deadline for applications is on 23 October at 23.59pm. The course is estimated to be completed in 10 hours and starts on 6 November.  

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‘Introduction to
Sustainable Finance’
course by University of Oxford

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK?

Apply for a chance to take a fully funded 10-week Introduction to Sustainable Finance course, by University of Oxford and Apolitical to learn additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of your net zero projects.

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of sustainable finance

During the course, you will learn about the key concepts, theories, and topics to successfully navigate developments across this emerging field and identify and mobilise levers of change.

Course Director

Dr Ben Caldecott

Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow.

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By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Understand the purpose of finance and the structure of the financial system.

They will examine the investment chain, asset classes, and finance professions, putting finance into a broader framework that can help them navigate sustainable finance.

Analyse the role of public policy in motivating investment into sustainability and how sustainable finance is shaped by public policy.

They will examine the investment chain, asset classes, and finance professions, putting finance into a broader framework that can help them navigate sustainable finance.

Assess how and why policies, regulations, and supervisory expectations.

These are related to how sustainable finance are evolving in different jurisdictions and their direction of travel and examine the opportunities this creates.

Evaluate what it means to have impact through sustainable finance and what kind of impacts are likely or possible.

They will analyse what the challenges and opportunities are associated with seeking positive environmental and social impacts through finance.

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is
midnight on 13th September.

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Course Details

The course takes place over 10 weeks, with 20 to 25 hours of online learning and three live sessions from the Oxford faculty. Teaching materials can be completed independently or during the sessions.

To apply for the Introduction to Sustainable Finance course, you will need to complete an application form


Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate each application and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and select applicants to achieve regional representation across various geographic areas across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants will be evaluated.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 13th September.
The criteria for selection will be based on ensuring regional representation and relevance to the applicant’s day-to-day job.

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