Join ACCO's Climate Fundamentals
Training Affiliate Program:
complimentary registrations for employees to any Academy
workshop for $995 ($895 for government entities).
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The Association of
Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of
2-day training academies to enable attendees to complete
required training CCO Training
Bootcamps (including electives) for the
Climate Governance Certificate.
These academies will provide curriculum on topics
including understanding climate science and variability,
identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability
assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, the
food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and
stakeholder engagement strategies.
These training activities will prove valuable to
decision makers across sectors and professional roles
desiring to be better informed of climate change and sea
level rise implications, and to develop strategies for
responding to related risks and opportunities. The
training, which leverages a cohort learning process and
incorporates interactive exercises, will enable
participants to play a more active role in integrating
sensible climate change strategies into organizational
and community planning.
Should Register for
These Training Programs?
Climate Fundamentals Academies bundle and build upon
CCO Training Bootcamps
and are oriented to decision-makers across professionals
roles and functions in companies, government,
universities, nonprofit organizations and professional
service firms. In particular, the members of the
following professions will find these activities
critical in their professional development:
Architects & Engineers
Planners & Civil Engineers
Facilities & Energy Management
Environment & Sustainability
Chain & Procurement
Corporate Social Responsibility
Management & Business Continuity
Climate Governance Certificate
Governance Certificate recognizes the capacity of senior
executives and officials across sectors to make informed
decisions on climate change related risks to the
operations of their organizations and surrounding
communities. Established as the standard for
demonstrating climate savvy leadership skills, this
certificate demonstrates a fundamental understanding of
climate science and risk assessment, footprint
management and reduction strategies, climate
initiative-related project finance and economic
analysis, governance and engagement tactics, and
About the CCO CertificationTM
program issues credentials to participants
who have developed a satisfactory capacity
to assess the implications of climate change
for their organization in the context of
their job functions. The first credential
under this program, the Climate Governance
Certificate, opened for enrollment in March
2015. Subsequent certificates and the CCO
will be made available in 2015-2016 and will
include credentials for professional roles
such as planners and civil engineers,
architects, facilities and energy managers,
supply chain professionals, investment
portfolio managers, public health
professionals, risk managers and public
Fall/Winter 2016 New England
Boston/Cambridge, MA (Venue TBA)
"Extremely well organized and
executed, a very positive
"One of the best things at this
type of training is the sharing
of ideas with folks from the
government, non-profit and
"I'm not new to the climate
field, but still learned a lot
from the material, particularly
from the way the material was
"Even though this topic is
outside my usual scope of work,
I found it very interesting and
informative. It is the type of
information that can be useful
to all of us whether it be
through our work, or
understanding the work of
others, or as investors."
"Instructors were excellent.
They kept the class engaged,
involved, and challenged.
Interactive exercises were very
effective at spurring discussion
and helping the participants
absorb the content."
"The diversity and quality of
the instructors was very good.
They engaged the audience and
provided useful application of
the information presented."
"I found that the discussion and
the different perspectives
brought by the presenters was
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