SLE 2019 Mike Bielski 2

Climate Change Adaptation Practice and Policy

Dates: 2020 – exact dates to be announced

Faced with the reality of climate change and its consequences, all societal actors will have to develop ideas and solutions to deal with the unavoidable in the coming years and decades. The course focuses on presenting, demonstrating and critically reflecting on the latest knowledge in the area of climate change adaptation science, practice and policy.

Course Content:

By mixing a large variety of learning tools and methods (classroom, on-site visits, discussions with experts, collaborative learning, collective sense-making, theory U-based approaches etc.), the participants will learn to apply specific methods and concepts, critically reflect and exchange views with experts, practitioners and fellow participants. Real-life examples from all over the world will help to understand the essence of climate adaptation initiatives, in particular investigating key aspects such as:

  • Framing adaptation for good decision-making
  • Politics, economics and institutions of climate change adaptation
  • Basics of the underlying science of climate change impacts and risks
  • Climate risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Adaptive governance, stakeholder engagement, climate risk management, managing uncertainty
  • Good practices in real-life settings in sectors such as agriculture, natural resource management, rural infrastructure, food security, cities, and health settings.

Course Outcomes:

The course is designed to develop professional skills to manage, coordinate, and design effective adaptation initiatives in the policy and practice sphere. It aims at more than just knowledge transfer, but also to enhance abilities in critical thinking and problem-solving. Furthermore, participants will see improvements of their skills in creative thinking, collaborative, and interpersonal skills as a result of the diverse learning methods.

Course Level:

The content is designed for an intermediate level of learners that have practical exposure to issues of climate change adaptation and some years of professional background, ideally in the planning and/ or implementation sphere, and an academic background in at least one of the following disciplines: agronomy, economics, environmental management, geography, ecology, political sciences or similar areas.

Old course programme 2019

Tuition fee: tba. 

Individual costs for travel, accommodation, visa fees, insurance and personal allowances are not in­cluded in the tuition fees.

Trainers: N.N.

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“I really appreciated the knowledge and skills I learned in SLE-Trainings. Contents of the trainings have been really helpful for my own courses in the university I teach.”

says a former participant who filled in our alumni questionnaire in 2017.


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