Saturday, February 5, 2011

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Climate Change Adaptation: 2-days course

Climate Change Adaptation: Drivers Barriers and Strategy


28 - 29 March 2011

Imperial College London


Recognising the urgent need to understand and respond to the threats and opportunities posed by a changing climate, Imperial College London and Collingwood Environmental Planning Limited (CEP) are pleased to present again this popular two day training programme to provide in-depth, practical knowledge of policy and current practice relating to climate change adaptation, how to understand risks and plan an effective strategic response.


The aim of the course is to:

      provide a sound understanding of climate change risks and their relevance to participants' organisations

      describe how to identify and overcome potential barriers to adaptive action, including through capacity building, knowledge transfer and exchange

      set out how to use strategic planning to develop adaptive capacity.


Course outline

The course will take place over two consecutive days with a natural progression between the days.  Day 1 will focus on understanding the drivers and objectives for adaptation, as well as potential barriers to change and on assessing impacts, risks and vulnerability to climate change.  Day 2 will focus on identifying and appraising adaptation options, pulling together an adaptation strategy and on practical case studies.  The course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the issues so that they will feel confident in assessing their climate vulnerability and commissioning or developing strategies or actions to increase their adaptive capacity.

The course will make use of interactive teaching methods such as role plays, visual aids and small discussion groups.  Case studies will be used throughout the course to draw on practical examples and enhance discussion of both good and bad practice.  The course will also draw on UKCP09 projections wherever appropriate.


Who should attend?

The course is aimed at all those with an interest in understanding how to develop specific climate change adaptation strategies/action plans or how to effectively incorporate climate change adaptation into existing planning processes.  The programme will be of relevance to both public and private sector organisations and will be applicable to a UK and wider European audience.  Particularly, it may interest those involved in environmental and sustainability policy, emergency planning, spatial planning and corporate strategy.

For further details please contact:


Marta Kowalewska

School of Professional Development

Imperial College London

Level 4, Sherfield Building

South Kensington Campus

London SW7 2AZ

United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0)20 7594 6884






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