Below is our answer on how to get started. These are our community-suggested resources for delving into different areas of the climate problem. Resources are grouped into three categories: climate careers, climate solutions, and climate support. Within each category are starter packs. A starter pack is:
Our hope is that a starter pack will provide the tools you need to understand the landscape of climate solutions and figure out how you can help.
This is the go-to climate job board.
A UK-specific climate job board.
A job board and newsletter for the carbon removal sector.
A job board focused on tackling the biodiversity crisis.
(and the new edition) — A software engineer wrote a guide on finding a climate job with links to many directories.
a list of high-growth climate startups where software is a key part of the business.
A curated list of resources about how to get a climate job.
Read this guide written by WoCl community member Grace Li!
A guide written by WoCl members Troy Hodges and Tammy Tseng
A guide for PMs written by the WoCl #role-product-managers subcommunity
Watch panels with WoCl members who have found climate jobs in different roles!
Entrepreneur Jason Jacobs interviewed many climate founders about their journeys.
has a weekly mailing list with interesting interviews and funding opportunities.
This database has a list of 300+ climate investors.
Library by Third Derivative and New Energy Nexus contains resources on many topics, from legal and IP to customer discovery, to getting government funding for climate projects.
is a community of technical people and resources interested in ocean carbon dioxide removal (recommended by a marine ecologist). Intro video about how it works.
Unbiased reports from financial analysts on how the corporate world is helping (or not) with climate the effort.
The major investment conglomerate enacting change through shareholder activism. Partnered with Ceres. Cassandra Xia wrote a summary (May 2020).
The climate finance guy. Popularized purchase power agreements and project finance.
An introductory whitepaper by the Rodale Institute, who are legendary in the organic agricultural space and are helping launch the Regenerative Organic Certified label.
Covers the basics of Regen Ag, including why it’s needed and how it works. Includes videos and deeper dives into the practices.
Constantly updated list of Regen Ag resources ranging from farms, technology, networks, to investors. Great place to find specific areas in the space.
Created by the #NoRegretsInitiative another site to find interesting content on specific topics from overview, philosophy, soils, and more.
A community dedicated to exploring applications of AI in climate, with an accompanying 100+ page comprehensive paper and frequent presence at major research conferences.
A conference focused on private-sector applications of ML in climate tech, i.e. it answers the question “Where can an ML professional go to do commercial work on climate solutions”.
Videos published on our YouTube!
A large list of climate companies that have deployed ML for fixing climate change.
An autonomous OECD intergovernmental organization that is “committed to shaping a secure and sustainable energy future for all”. They have detailed analyses about nearly all areas of Energy (technologies, fuels, finance, countries). A good place to start is their World Energy Outlook report.
For US-specific topics there is the US Energy Information Administration and their Annual Energy Outlook
The IRENA’s report on the UN’s SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”
Join the Battery Brunch community
See the Work On Climate Energy Learning Group’s page for more resources
Zoe organized the 4,000+ climate group at Google. Here is her guide.
A climate science curriculum at a number of different levels of sophistication, providing an overview of the space.
Structured online courses with international cohorts. Their flagship course ‘Learning For Action’ is a 12-week general, holistic introduction to the field.
This hour-long video can give you a dose of hope: it shows how one person can make a difference in climate policy if they are hyper-strategic.
Their go-to list of 80+ unique and surprising climate solutions can help you discover new climate solutions that you didn’t know existed, and help you prioritize which solutions to work on.
Bill Gates’s organization, gives a thorough and clear explanation of various U.S. climate solutions by sector and the challenges that each faces. (Note: some criticism of Bill Gates’ approach.)
An active Slack community focused on greening the tech industry.
A well-known and high-quality community, but charges $10/month.
Facebook group of effective altruism (EA) minded folk. Posts pretty thoughtful links.
big list of companies working on removing carbon from the air. Also has an active Slack group.
A lively Google Group of experts discussing how to remove CO2 from the air.
The go-to book about how to design effective climate policy by industry veteran Hal Harvey.
by Mark Jaccard. A good primer about policy and many of the myths around climate policy and how to overcome them.
is a German organization that does hyper strategic climate organizing by grounding their approach in psychology principles.
shared this data on public attitudes toward climate policy.
A guide to understanding climate justice and applying it in your work, by the WoCl Climate Justice learning group.