Embedding career climate skills broadly into Australian degrees


  • Angela Ziebell School of Life and Environmental Science, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC 3125, Australia


One of the emerging barriers to climate action in Australia, and globally, is having enough people with the skills and interest to accelerate decarbonisation across the economy. While universities have a critical role to play in addressing these skills issues, many degrees are not currently geared towards developing a workforce suitably equipped to address climate change. Likewise, building the knowledge and skills necessary to address climate change - including understanding the challenges and opportunities for innovation - are often too narrowly defined or considered. Growing breadth of conception will be key to successfully nurturing future leaders in this regard.