Forthcoming courses

Adapting to Climate Change

Dates: 17-21 June 2019

Cost: £1200

Venue: Norwich, UK (details TBC).

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This new 5-day is aimed at individuals and organisations that need to address climate change adaptation in their activities and operations. The course provides participants with an understanding of climate science and policy at the global level, with particular reference to the Paris Agreement and its goals. It summarises some of the main global and regional impacts of climate change, introduces key ideas around adaptation and resilience, and addresses how these concepts are related. All this content is delivered on Day 1, which can be attended as a stand-alone one-day course by those wanting a general overview of climate change issues.

The remainder of the course focuses on how to integrate or ‘mainstream’ adaptation and resilience into development policy and programming (while also identifying some problems with the mainstreaming approach). It includes content on screening development activities for climate risks and opportunities; undertaking climate risk and vulnerability assessments; identifying, prioritising and implementing adaptation actions; and monitoring and evaluating adaptation in different contexts (e.g. at the project, programme and national levels).

The content is practical in nature, and combines taught sessions with exercises in which participants apply their learning to key issues including: identifying potential climate change risks and opportunities, developing frameworks for detailed climate risk assessments, identifying potential adaptation measures, and identifying methods and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation actions.

This course combines the content of our previous 3-day course on mainstreaming adaptation and our 2-day course on adaptation M&E, and replaces these courses as of 2019. These courses may still be offered if there is sufficient demand. The programme for the new course is still under development, but the content will reflect and revise that of the previous courses, which is detailed on the relevant pages here: (1) mainstreaming course; (2) M&E course.

To register for this course, please follow the instructions on our registration page.

For further details, please see the course page or contact us.