Diploma in Climate Action Leadership

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The Diploma in Climate Action Leadership is a dynamic and comprehensive program designed to empower professionals with the knowledge, skills, and leadership acumen necessary to tackle one of the most pressing challenges of our time—climate change. The program integrates a multi-disciplinary curriculum that spans climate science, policy, economics, sustainable technologies, and practical leadership development. Our goal is to nurture the next generation of climate leaders who will drive transformative change across various sectors.



    April/May 2024 Stream
    3 Months
    Diploma in Climate Action Leadership


Module 1 - Foundations of Climate Science

  1. Introduction to climate change
  2. Historical climate trends
  3. Greenhouse gas emissions and sources
  4. Climate models and projections
  5. Climate feedback loops
  6. Impacts of climate change on ecosystems
  7. Impacts of climate change on human health
  8. Mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Module 2 - International climate agreements

  1. International climate agreements
  2. National climate policies and regulations
  3. Role of government agencies
  4. Climate negotiations and diplomacy
  5. Multilateral organizations in climate governance
  6. Climate change litigation
  7. Stakeholder engagement and advocacy
  8. Public-private partnerships in climate action.

Module 3 - Climate Economics and Sustainability

  1. The economics of climate change
  2. Cost-benefit analysis of climate projects
  3. Carbon pricing mechanisms
  4. Sustainable development goals
  5. Circular economy and climate resilience
  6. Sustainable supply chains
  7. Environmental impact assessment
  8. Business models for sustainability.

Module 4 - Communication and Leadership for Climate Action

  1. Effective climate communication strategies
  2. Public engagement and behavior change
  3. Media and climate reporting
  4. Crisis communication and climate emergencies
  5. Leadership and decision-making in climate action
  6. Building coalitions and partnerships
  7. Conflict resolution in climate initiatives
  8. Ethical leadership in climate action.

Module 5 - Climate Adaptation and Resilience

  1. Principles of climate adaptation
  2. Vulnerability and risk assessment
  3. Climate adaptation planning and strategies
  4. Ecosystem-based adaptation
  5. Infrastructure resilience
  6. Urban planning for climate resilience
  7. Community engagement in adaptation
  8. Disaster risk reduction and preparedness.

Module 6 - Renewable Energy and Technology

  1. Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, etc.)
  2. Energy efficiency and conservation
  3. Grid integration of renewable energy
  4. Emerging clean energy technologies
  5. Sustainable transportation solutions
  6. Decentralized energy systems
  7. Energy policy and regulation
  8. Energy storage and management.

Module 7 - Climate Justice and Equity

  1. Environmental justice and climate change
  2. Intersectionality in climate impacts
  3. Indigenous and marginalized communities
  4. Human rights and climate justice
  5. Gender and climate equity
  6. Climate-induced migration and displacement
  7. Global North-South disparities
  8. Fair burden-sharing and equity in climate action.

Module 8 -Climate Smart Specializations

  1. Specialized topics depending on chosen track (e.g., sustainable agriculture, green urban planning, circular economy, climate-responsive design)
  2. In-depth exploration of chosen specialization area
  3. Practical projects related to the chosen track

Module 9 - Climate Finance and Investment

  1. Climate finance mechanisms
  2. Public and private investment in climate projects
  3. Green bonds and financing tools
  4. Risk assessment and mitigation in climate investments
  5. International climate funds
  6. Impact investing for climate
  7. Sustainable finance regulations
  8. Climate accounting and reporting.

Module 10 - Carbon Accounting and Management

  1. Principles of carbon accounting
  2. Measuring carbon emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3)
  3. Carbon offsetting and trading
  4. Carbon reduction strategies
  5. Carbon-neutral and net-zero targets
  6. Corporate sustainability reporting
  7. Carbon footprint analysis
  8. Carbon management tools and software.

Module 11 - Climate Data Analytics

  1. Data collection methods for climate research
  2. Data analysis techniques (e.g., statistical analysis, machine learning)
  3. Climate data visualization
  4. Climate modeling and simulations
  5. Predictive analytics for climate impacts
  6. Big data in climate science
  7. Climate data ethics and privacy
  8. Real-time monitoring and reporting.

Module 12 - Climate Solutions Project

  1. Collaborative project planning
  2. Project management and execution
  3. Problem-solving in climate action
  4. Innovations and solutions development
  5. Project monitoring and evaluation
  6. Stakeholder engagement
  7. Communication of project results
  8. Lessons learned and best practices.


  • Interdisciplinary Learning: Anticipate a holistic education that bridges the gap between science, policy, economics, and ethics. You will gain a well-rounded understanding of climate change and its far-reaching impacts.
  • Cutting-Edge Knowledge: Be prepared to engage with the latest research, tools, and technologies in the field of climate action. Our expert faculty will provide insights into the forefront of climate science and policy.
  • Leadership Development: Develop your leadership skills through workshops, group projects, and mentorship opportunities. Expect to leave the program with the ability to inspire and lead others in climate initiatives.
  • Specialized Tracks: Tailor your learning experience through specialized tracks, including Climate Smart Specializations, Carbon Accounting and Management, and Climate Data Analytics.
  • Real-World Applications: Engage in real-world projects and case studies, putting your knowledge to work to solve complex climate challenges.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build valuable connections with fellow students, alumni, and professionals in the climate action community. Networking events, seminars, and conferences will be part of your journey.
  • Climate Solutions Projects: Collaborate with peers on projects that address current climate issues, providing you with hands-on experience and the chance to make a tangible impact.

Capstone Leadership Project

The culmination of your studies will be a capstone project where you propose, develop, and implement a comprehensive climate action plan. This project will showcase your leadership and problem-solving abilities.

Ethical Considerations

We emphasize the ethical dimensions of climate action, including justice and equity, ensuring that you are prepared to address the ethical challenges posed by climate change.

Global Perspective

Our program takes a global view of climate change, encouraging you to consider the interconnectedness of environmental, social, and economic issues on a global scale.


By the end of the program, you will not only possess a deep understanding of climate change but also the practical tools and leadership qualities required to drive meaningful change in your chosen field. You will be well-equipped to take on roles in government, NGOs, businesses, research institutions, and more, and contribute significantly to the global effort to combat climate change.


The program will be delivered through a combination of:

  1. Class lectures
  2. Group Activities
  3. Capstone Projects

The course offers both Physical and Online Attendance options.


Our faculty members are experienced professionals with extensive years of practice experience in managing programs and projects.


  1. Climate Policy Analyst: Work for government agencies, NGOs, or think tanks to analyze climate policies, propose solutions, and contribute to the development of effective climate regulations.
  2. Sustainability Manager: Help organizations develop and implement sustainability strategies, reducing their environmental footprint and ensuring compliance with sustainability standards.
  3. Renewable Energy Consultant: Advise businesses and governments on renewable energy adoption, project feasibility, and clean energy solutions.
  4. Climate Resilience Planner: Assist communities, cities, or regions in developing climate resilience and adaptation plans to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
  5. Environmental Consultant: Provide expertise to organizations on environmental impact assessments, sustainability reporting, and compliance with environmental regulations.
  6. Climate Change Educator: Teach at educational institutions, conduct workshops, and develop educational materials to raise awareness about climate change and sustainable practices.
  7. Climate Data Analyst: Work with research institutions, government agencies, or private companies to analyze climate data, model climate scenarios, and contribute to climate research.
  8. Corporate Sustainability Officer: Lead sustainability initiatives within corporations, helping them reduce their carbon footprint, adopt sustainable practices, and communicate their environmental commitments to stakeholders.
  9. Climate Finance Specialist: Manage and allocate funds for climate-related projects, working with financial institutions, impact investors, and climate-focused organizations.
  10. Climate Communication Specialist: Develop and execute communication strategies to convey climate science, policies, and solutions to various audiences, including the public, policymakers, and businesses.
  11. Climate Research Scientist: Pursue a research-oriented career in academia or research institutions, focusing on climate science, adaptation, mitigation, or related fields.
  12. Entrepreneur in Sustainable Solutions: Start your own business or join a startup focused on developing and commercializing innovative sustainable technologies, products, or services.
  13. International Development Specialist: Work with international organizations to implement climate-related projects in developing countries, addressing climate resilience and sustainable development.
  14. Environmental Lawyer: Specialize in environmental law and represent clients in cases related to climate change, environmental regulations, and climate justice.
  15. Government Climate Advisor: Provide expert advice to government officials at local, national, or international levels on climate policies, regulations, and strategies.
  16. Green Building and Sustainable Design Consultant: Assist in the design and construction of sustainable buildings and urban planning projects that prioritize energy efficiency and climate resilience.

Final Award

Upon completion of the course, participants will earn a Graduate Diploma in Climate Action Leadership from the Nigerian College of Agribusiness. At convocation, graduating students will receive their Diploma parchment as well as their Transcript of academic records.

Tuition Fee

NGN 250,000

Course Start Date

April/May 2024 Stream

Application Process

  1. Complete the Application for Admission Form for the course
  2. Application form fee is N5,000 payable into Zenith Bank, Account Name: Nigerian College of Agribusiness, Account Number: 1228461510
  3. Attach receipt of Application fee with your highest academic credential and submit to: admissions@ncaedu.ng
  4. Upon successful evaluation of your application, you will receive your Admission Letter indicating acceptance into the program. The Letter will also contain details of enrollment into the Course.

Click on the link below to fill the application form for this course

Further Enquiries

Do you need any further assistance regarding this program, send an email to: training@ncaedu.ng or chat with a program executive on WhatsApp via: 09023789104 (Nigeria)

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Established in 2022 and approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the College provides high-quality specialized education that strives to improve the productivity, performance and continuous development of professionals in Nigeria. The College has the Centre for Environment and Climate Innovation, Centre for Agribusiness Enterprise, Centre for Centre for Nutrition and Wellness, Centre for Development Leadership, Centre for Farm Management and Centre for Food Business Innovation. Through these centers, the college delivers need-based professional education to diverse professionals across the country and beyond. In 2023, the Nigerian College of Agribusiness was admitted into E4Impact Alliance, a network of leading business schools in Africa helping startups in Africa to scale up and attain their full potentials. Other members of E4Impact Alliance include University of Professional Studies Accra, University of Makeni Sierra-Leone and Uganda Martyrs University Kampala.