A scientist during a field visit at a climate smart village in Ludhiana, India. What do you need to know about exploring a career in climate change? Photo by: Leo Sebastian / IRRI-CCAFS / CC BY-NC-SA

The next couple of years may be considered a golden age for climate work. The milestone Paris agreement identifies an action plan for all parties — not just developed countries — to limit emissions and advance climate change mitigation and adaptation. For international development, that means related issues will increasingly be integrated into core programming.

There will also be a growing demand for people with the skills to do the job.

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    Ma. Eliza Villarino

    Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability, and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.