Agenda

Professional Certificate in Strategic Climate Change Adaptation

Day One:


09:00 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Delegate’s Introductions
Experience sharing and introductions
What do you understand by strategic climate change adaptation?
 
10:15 Introduction to Climate Change
Understanding the climate situation: what does this mean for development strategies?
The basic science of climate change – what is causing it?
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Climate Change and its Impacts
Four types of climate change impacts and what is required to deal with them: extreme events, rising trends, variability and seasonality, slow-onset
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Adaptation
What needs to be done, who should do it, and how will it happen (or not…)
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Adaptation Continued.
Adaptation involves the processes by which all affected entities (from individuals and households up to governments, corporations and sectors) prepare for and respond to the different impacts of climate change
 
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
Questions and discussion
 
16:30 Close  


Day Two:

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 International Political and Scientific Systems for Responding to Climate Change
The global system of UNFCCC and IPCC, how they operate and what constraints affect them
Will this alter as a result of the Paris Climate Deal?
National responses of different types and governments’ responsibilities
How to increase transparency at different systems levels
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Disaster Risk Reduction
Averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with climate change
Scenario planning and risk foresight
The role of sustainable development
Addressing gender and discrimination in risk
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Methods for Managing Emissions
What do we mean by ‘managing emissions’?
Adapting to the post-Paris targets and requirements
Relevance for developing countries
REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
The role of oversight mechanisms and government
 
14:30 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 National and Local Strategies for Adaptation
Taking the adaptation process into the different levels, from state to community
The role of governance and oversight – ensuring transparency
The role of different and competing stakeholders
Building these strategies into the new international framework
The relationship, or lack of, between adaptation and legislation
Strengthening oversight from government
 
16:00 End of Day Wrap Up
Question and discussion
16:30 Close


Day Three:


09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Climate Financing
Paris Climate Deal – ‘Bearing the Cost’ – what will this mean?
Mobilizing climate finance and the various stakeholders
How the international systems can support financing
The role of national governments to support local finance opportunities
Overcoming the challenges
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Strategic Principles and Tools in Climate Change Adaptation
12:45 Lunch  
13:45 Mobilisation for Climate Change Adaptation
A brief introduction on how to mobilise stakeholders for climate change adaptation
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Evaluating Adaptation Strategy
Mechanisms and adapting them to your organisation
Short term vs. long term evaluation
Who takes responsibility for evaluation at each level?
Evaluating the sustainability of climate change adaptation strategy
 
15:45 End of Day Wrap Up
Questions and discussion
 
16:30 Close
 


Day Four:


09:30 Refreshments
 
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Introductions
 
10:00 Delegates’ Experiences of Mobilising for Adaptation
Delegates’ experiences of obtaining climate finance
Successes and challenges of mobilising communities and governments
How can you use these strategies in your organisation
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Workshop: Action Planning
Identify your own role in relation to CC Adaptation
Is this role intended to be exercised through your job / organization?
What is the scope for effective action in your role to support strategic adaptation?
In each session, identify the issues that were raised that you consider relevant to your role and organization for strategic adaptation
Identify any issues that you think have been missed in your organisation.
Presentations and discussion
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Using Planning Tools in Climate Change Adaptation – Case Study
Identifying high risk areas from climate change
Identifying and eliminating risks
Planning at Local, Regional, National and Supra-National Level: coping with uncertainty
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 The Impact of Climate Change on Migration
Key trends in migration
 
16:00 End of Day Wrap Up
Questions and discussion
 
16:30 Close
 


Day Five:


09:30 Refreshments
 
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Introductions
 
10:00 The Impact of Climate Change on Migration
Climate change as a driver of migration
Migration and adaptation to environmental change
 
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
 
12:15 Personal Development Plan for Climate Change
Identify your own role in relation to CC Adaptation
Is this role intended to be exercised through your job / organization?
What is the scope for effective action in your role to support strategic adaptation?
In each session, identify the issues that were raised that you consider relevant to your role and organization for strategic adaptation
Identify any issues that you think have been missed in your organisation.
Presentations and discussion
 
13:15 End of Course Wrap Up
End of week wrap up
Certificates and photograph
Evaluation forms
 
13:30 Lunch and Close