We run regular training courses that are open to anyone, as well as tailored courses for individual clients. Our regular training courses run annually in Norwich, UK, where we are based, and focus on adaptation, mainstreaming and monitoring, evaluation and learning. We are currently in discussions with partner organisations about running additional regular courses both inside and outside the UK (watch this space). Our tailored courses can be delivered worldwide. We have access to a wide range of expertise in all aspects of climate change, and can provide tailored training on most climate change-related topics. For details on our regular and potential future courses, see below. To discuss your training needs, please contact us.
Adapting to climate change
This new 5-day course aims to provide individuals and organisations with all the knowledge and skills they need to fully integrate climate change adaptation into their day-to-day activities or operations. It combines content from our previous courses on Climate change adaptation & mainstreaming and Adaptation M&E (see below). The course covers climate science, global policy contexts, mainstreaming issues, screening, risk/vulnerability assessment, identification and implementation of adaptation actions, and assessment of adaptation actions (M&E/MEL). For more details, click here.
Climate change adaptation & mainstreaming
This 3-day course is aimed at individuals or organisations that need to integrate or ‘mainstream’ climate change considerations into their activities. It 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, and identifying potential adaptation measures. As of 2018, this course has been replaced by the ‘Adapting to Climate Change’ course, but can still be run on request given sufficient numbers of participants. For more details, click here.
Adaptation monitoring & evaluation (M&E)
This 2-day course is aimed at individuals and organisations tasked with assessing the effectiveness of individual adaptation interventions, and adaptation at large (e.g. at the national or sub-national level). It includes content on criteria for adaptation success, frameworks for adaptation MEL, measuring/tracking resilience, institutional climate risk management, and the use of climate information and development indicators for tracking adaptation success.As of 2018, this course has been replaced by the ‘Adapting to Climate Change’ course, but can still be run on request given sufficient numbers of participants. For more details, click here.
We hope to offer a short (1-2 day) course on climate finance in the foreseeable future. This is likely to be in the UK. Details will be posted here in due course.
Low-carbon development and climate change mitigation
We hope to offer a course on low-carbon development and climate change mitigation in the foreseeable future. This course is likely to be 3-4 days, and held in either the UK or Brussels. Details will be posted here in due course.
Climate science and policy
Climate science and policy is already addressed in our adaptation mainstreaming course, with a focus on the global level and specific regional impacts. There is scope to expand this material into a dedicated training course on these topics, and we are in discussion with colleagues about offering such a course in the UK or elsewhere.
We may add further courses to our portfolio, depending on demand. Possible topics include climate change, migration and conflict; climate smart agriculture; and climate change and the private sector. We welcome suggestions and feedback on potential topics/courses, and early registrations of interest in potential future courses.