743-0001-00L  CAS in Climate Innovation

SemesterSpring Semester 2023
LecturersC. Rapo, D. N. Bresch, N. Gruber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractWorking with real-​world case studies, the Climate Innovation programme empowers climate leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to support and lead the transition towards net zero emissions.
ObjectiveMitigation of and adaptation to climate change requires fast and deeply transformative changes of our socio-​economic-environmental systems towards net zero emissions.
The goal of the Climate Innovation programme is to equip future climate leaders with the adequate skills and knowledge to 1) lead this transition, 2) navigate uncertainty and complexity, and 3) develop impactful solutions in interdisciplinary teams.
A collective intelligence will be created around three pillars of this programme, namely system knowledge, transformational learning experience, and network activation, with an emphasis on dialogue and exchange.
Prerequisites / NoticeMaster's degree acknowledged by ETH or equivalent educational qualifications, preferably in science or humanities, with a background in natural sciences, engineering, architecture or business.
The Climate Innovation programme is aimed at professionals (3 years +) from business, industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations who deal with complex problems related to climate change.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed