Building Climate Literacy in Public Sector Leaders
The Leadership in the Age of Climate Change Program is an advanced professional development program for those involved in leading any facet of government activity from operational and administrative functions through policy and program work. It will provide a robust framework and proficiency in the knowledge, skills and insights required to lead effectively in the context of a world evolving to a “new normal” of assumptions and strategic choices.
Arguably the issue of our times is climate change. Canada and its global partners have made a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions deeply to avoid even more dramatic climate impacts than have already been incurred. In Canada, a commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will mean not just significant action by those working directly on these issues, but also a change in the way most things are considered and done.
Leaders in this time of transformation will need to have sufficient understanding of the facts and where to get more as information evolves to be able to discover the possibilities for the contribution of their work to the overarching goal of a low carbon society. In other words, climate literacy is an essential element to enable their leadership