Certificate in Introduction to Climate and Decarbonisation Strategies

Programme Overview

The Certificate in Introduction to Climate and Decarbonisation Strategies is a one-day program that equips participants with a comprehensive grasp of foundational climate science principles, the ability to interpret international climate agreements, and the skills to seamlessly integrate sustainability considerations into financial strategies. Participants will also develop expertise in evaluating climate-related risks and identifying opportunities stemming from climate change.


The program delves into carbon markets, pricing mechanisms, and policy landscapes, equipping participants to articulate crucial climate policy concepts and recognise significant governmental and corporate commitments that influence carbon markets. Additionally, participants will define carbon credits, distinguish their various attributes, and assess their practical applications, all while implementing tailored greenhouse gas accounting principles for financial institutions. Upon program completion, participants will be confident in offering guidance in crafting strategies through strategic financial planning and efficient capital allocation within the context of climate change and carbon management.


Learn from leading experts in the key areas of climate change and decarbonisation:

  • Understanding foundational climate science, international agreements, and sustainability integration.
  • Proficiency in climate risk assessment and identification of opportunities.
  • In-depth exploration of carbon markets, pricing mechanisms, and policy landscapes.
  • Understanding of carbon credits and greenhouse gas accounting tailored for financial institutions.
  • Provide advice on strategic financial planning in the context of climate change and carbon management.


This program is part of the following WMI certified pathways:

Programmes Offered

Certificate in Introduction to Climate Change Management


This course explores the basics of climate change concepts, including the greenhouse effect and drivers of climate change, to more complex topics such as the physical and transition risks associated with climate change and their implications for financial institutions.


By the end of the course, participants will understand the strategies involved in advising clients on the importance of climate change and integrating climate considerations into financial strategies.


  • Explain foundational climate science concepts for a comprehensive understanding of climate change.
  • Interpret international agreements and frameworks on climate change, recognising their implications.
  • Utilise climate reporting frameworks to integrate sustainability factors into organisational practices.
  • Evaluate types of economic and market risks, including physical and transition risks, identifying opportunities arising from climate change. Investigate sources of climate risks impacting financial sector performance.


Certificate in Carbon Market and Decarbonisation Strategies


The course navigates through key facets, starting with the identification of carbon-related goals and voluntary and compliance markets. Participants will uncover opportunities for financial institutions and delve into the latest market developments and pricing mechanisms, aligning strategies with organisational goals.


The course goes further to examine the policy landscape, offering a thorough understanding of prominent commitments shaping carbon markets. It also delves into the intricacies of carbon credits, including their definition and key attributes. Participants will acquire proficiency in greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting principles and gain valuable insights into global carbon markets.


Through this course, participants will be equipped to provide clients with expert advice on developing strategies through strategic financial planning and efficient capital allocation.


  • Articulate key climate-related policy concepts and recognise prominent government and corporate commitments propelling carbon markets.
  • Define carbon credits, discern their various attributes, and evaluate qualities, fostering a keen understanding of their applications.
  • Implement greenhouse gas accounting approaches and principles tailored for financial institutions, ensuring accurate and effective sustainability reporting.
  • Differentiate between compliance and voluntary carbon markets, grasp diverse carbon pricing mechanisms and policy considerations.
  • Explore mitigation hierarchy approaches and understand global carbon markets to navigate and engage effectively.

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Who Should Attend

  • Private Banking and Wealth Management Professionals
  • Asset Managers
  • Investment Managers
  • Junior-Seasoned Investment Professionals

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Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded: 



This programme is accredited under Certificate in Introduction to Climate Change Management (TGS-2024042387) and Certificate in Carbon Market and Decarbonisation Strategies (TGS-2024043188) by The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF). Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for enhanced funding support of up to 70% course fee subsidy under the IBF Standard Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met.


Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the course and its relevance to his/her business activities or job roles.


The IBF-STS is available to eligible entities and individuals based on the prevalent funding eligibility, quantum and caps. IBF-STS provides up to 70% course fee subsidy support for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$3,000 per candidate per course subject to all eligibility criteria being met.


Find out more on www.ibf.org.sg



Upon completion, participants will be:


  • Eligible for 8 IBF-STS CPD Hours
  • Awarded the WMI Certificate in Introduction to Climate Change Management
  • Awarded the WMI Certificate in Carbon Market and Decarbonisation Strategies


About IBF Certification

This course addresses the following Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and proficiency level:

  • Climate Change Management PL3
  • Carbon Markets and Decarbonisation Strategies Management PL3


Participants are encouraged to access the IBF MySkills Portfolio (https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/resource-tools/myskills-portfolio) to track their training progress and skills acquisition against the Skills Framework for Financial Services. You can apply for IBF Certification after fulfilling the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role.


Find out more about IBF certification and the application process on https://www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/ibf-certification/why-be-ibf-certified


The fees listed above are after IBF-STS funding. Any discrepancies in registration details or failure to meet minimum IBF academic requirements will result in an unsuccessful IBF reimbursement claim and students will be liable for the full tuition fees. For funding eligibility criteria and more information regarding the funding, please visit www.ibf.org.sg/home/for-individuals/skills-and-jobs-development/training-support/IBF-STS.


Global-Asia Family Office Circle (GFO Circle) Members are entitled to 10% discount across “Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)” programmes. Click here for more information on GFO Circle membership.


The information above is correct at the time of publication. The Wealth Management Institute reserves the right to amend the fees and/or terms and conditions as appropriate.


Introduction to Climate and Decarbonisation Strategies - 14 Jun 2024



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