Climate change



Module 1 - Fundamentals:  23 - 24 May 2024 

Module 2 - Advanced: 30 - 31 May 2024 




Course details

  • Duration:  2 or 4 days - 4 hours of Live sessions per day (via Zoom)
  • Time:  09.00 - 13.00 (UK time)
  • Fees:

1 module:  Fundamentals or Advanced

  • £825+vat: Standard
  • £725+vat: IRM Members/Imperial Alumni - please contact IRM directly to obtain the IRM Member discount

2 Modules: Masterclass in Climate change Risk Management

  • £1550 +vat: Standard
  • £1350 +vat: IRM Members/Imperial Alumni - please contact IRM directly to obtain the IRM Member discount

 *Low GDP Countries:

  • 1 module:  £550
  • 2 Modules: £1000

*A special rate has been arranged for those from Low GDP countries. Click Here to see if you are eligible. Please email for more details. Limited number of places available.

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Climate change

Grantham Institute




Join Imperial College London and  The Institute of Risk Management in our revamped cutting-edge, interactive online training program on Climate Change Risk Management. Navigate the complexities of a changing climate, evolving regulations, and emerging opportunities with our two-tiered course offering or the combined Masterclass.

Climate Change Risk Management: Fundamentals

Embark on a journey to understanding why climate change matters to you and your organization. Uncover the principles of climate change risk management, and learn how to implement effective strategies using the latest tools and techniques. Discover the critical connection between climate change and sustainability, and prepare to meet the evolving expectations of regulators and stakeholders.

Climate Change Risk Management: Advanced

Dive deeper into the world of climate change risk management. Unravel the intricacies of emissions debates, carbon accounting, and border adjustments. Master scenario analysis techniques to inform decision-making, learn to spot and avoid greenwashing, and stay ahead of reporting requirements. Transform your understanding into meaningful actions that lead to real change.


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Learning outcomes

On completion of the Climate Change Risk Management Fundamentals course, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend Climate Change Science: Develop a foundational understanding of climate change science and appreciate its global implications.
  • Understand Climate Change Risk Management: Gain knowledge on climate change risk management, including strategies for identifying risks and opportunities and making informed decisions.
  • Familiarise with Regulations and Standards: Become acquainted with key climate change regulations such as TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) and ISSB (International Sustainability Standards Board) and understand the evolving expectations for organisations.
  • Master Tools and Techniques: Build confidence in employing various tools and techniques for climate change risk management including context understanding, scenario analysis, and setting metrics and indicators.
  • Integrate Climate Change Strategy into Sustainability Goals: Learn how to establish and integrate a climate change strategy into broader sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives.


On completion of the Climate Change Risk Management Advanced course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse Regulatory Compliance and Industry Performance: Critically analyse changing regulatory requirements and evaluate the performance of different organisations in meeting these requirements.
  • Deep Dive into Emissions Management: Develop an in-depth understanding of emissions, including the concepts of Net Zero and Carbon Neutral, carbon trading schemes, and carbon accounting.
  • Conduct Advanced Scenario Analysis: Acquire skills in developing both qualitative and quantitative scenario analysis and learn how to establish financial materiality thresholds and link them to risk appetite and tolerance.
  • Enhance Decision-making Skills: Enhance decision-making capabilities by understanding how internal and external stakeholders influence climate change strategies and learn how to make meaningful decisions that lead to tangible changes.
  • Identify and Combat Greenwashing: Gain proficiency in identifying greenwashing tactics and develop strategies to prevent and combat greenwashing within an organisation.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for those responsible for leading climate change risk management in their organisations, through to those who want to find out more. 

By attending the "Fundamentals" course, you'll gain a solid grounding in climate change science, practical risk management tools, and insights into regulations such as TCFD and ISSB.

The "Advanced" course delves deeper into emissions, scenario analysis, and decision-making, empowering you to lead the charge in combating climate change. With these courses, you’re not just learning; you’re becoming a catalyst for sustainable change in your organisation and the world at large. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand at the forefront of climate innovation and action.

Benefits of attending

World experts provide you with a clear description of what climate change is and why it is important to your organisation which you can share with your own teams.  Building on this, work with your organisation to identify all climate change potential threats and opportunities to your strategy and purpose and manage as appropriate.  Stay ahead of regulations and targets set by governments and industry bodies.   

Course methods

Collectively the course is 4 hours a day over four days.
The full schedule can be viewed here.

It will be delivered live online via the Zoom platform with interactive exercises and group discussions.


Upto 16 CPD hours accredited by the IRM.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a digital certificate jointly awarded by Imperial College London and the Institute of Risk Management.


Comments from past participants

Previous participants were from companies including Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, The Coal Authority and Guardian News and Media.

Very in-depth across the subject. Highly knowledgeable presenters who generated good interaction with attendees."

Operational Risk Director

The expert talks were great and really helped to build a better understanding of climate change risk."

Head of Risk and Assurance

Content was excellent, and well applied to risk management so it was easy to understand and consider improvements within my organisation"

Head of Risk, Health, Safety & Environment