Climate Academy is Clixoo’s division focussed on education & skilling for climate change action.
If a significant portion of the world's population were given effective knowledge and tools to tackle the climate crisis, it would result in the most sustainable approach to effective climate action worldwide. This is what we wish to accomplish at the Climate Academy.
Our initial focus is to implement climate education and skilling programmes for India on a large scale. (See also: Assistance for Effective Climate Education for Schools)
There is a massive transformation happening worldwide - the shift to a low-carbon, net zero economy. This transformation will touch almost every segment of the industry and community, and will involve hundreds of trillions of dollars of investments over the next five decades.
Surprisingly, such a transformation has not been supported by structured, organized and effective education & training, and this is true for most parts of the world. Without a strong platform that provides focussed education, skilling, reskilling and upskilling, there will be significant challenges for the low carbon economy to function.
Climate Academy will satisfy this need for climate action focussed education & skilling.
The Climate Academy utilizes the long experience gained by Clixoo's founding team members who had earlier run Energy Alternatives India (EAI), a leading clean energy consulting platform for over a decade.
Our fundamental framework comprises a set of decarbonization avenues (DA) we have identified, and high-impact technology and solutions within each of the DAs. Almost all global decarbonization efforts over the next 50 years will be undertaken using the components of this framework. The learning and skills from the Climate Academy will hence be of high value in a world that will have a growing demand for such expertise. (See the complete list of Decarbonization Avenues)
With the help of the core Clixoo team and from our expert partner network, the academy will provide focussed education, intelligence and skilling to all the important stakeholders in the fight against climate change.
All our courses will be virtual, enabling you to benefit from them, wherever you are.
While many of our courses can benefit global stakeholders, Climate Academy will be focussing on India in its initial stages.
In 2022, we will be organizing online courses for the following segments in India:
The courses will be customized to Indian needs and opportunities and will comprise a mix of concepts, case studies and live interactions with industry and academic experts and successful startup founders.
While Indian professionals from many sectors can benefit from climate education, those in the following segments will benefit the most in the initial stages:
Our first course, Climate Tech Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs (CTO), will be for Indian entrepreneurs keen on starting a business venture/startup in the climate tech domain.
The course will start in the first week of June 2022, and will be a fully virtual course.
Clixoo was founded in 2021 by clean energy industry veterans Narasimhan Santhanam & Manohar Namasivayam who had run Energy Alternatives India (EAI), India’s leading clean energy & cleantech consulting firm, for over ten years.
Founded in 2009, EAI's work in cleantech market intelligence and strategy benefitted over 250 businesses in India and their reports over 3000 corporates, organizations and universities worldwide. Some of the prominent clients of EAI's consulting & research included Exxon Mobil, GE, Bosch, P&G, Pepsi, Apple, Amway, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Reliance, Toyota, GSK, Stanford University, and multiple IITs (IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur). The EAI team has also provided assistance to India's central government agencies, to those of many state governments (Tamil Nadu, AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, UP, Maharashtra), and governments of USA, UK, Canada, Italy & Mexico.
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