Courses tagged with 'adaptation learning network'
Professionals working in British Columbia are increasingly aware of the need for adaptation strategies but may be unsure where to start. This 4-module, instructor-led online course will provide learners from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds with an overview of the current state of knowledge on climate science and a grounding in the core concepts supporting climate change adaptation. Participants will gain an understanding of regional climate trends, risks, and their implications for human and natural systems, the role of adaptation in risk reduction, and an understanding of how science-based information and tools can be used in strategic adaptation planning.
Canadian communities face challenges of declining infrastructure quality and diminishing health and resilience of many ecosystems, a challenge made far more pressing by climate change. To address this, leading local governments are starting to identify, value and account for natural assets in their financial planning and asset management programs as a means to develop deliver core services sustainably through a climate resilient green infrastructure. This four-week online course covers core concepts, the most recent case examples and latest approaches to municipal natural asset management, and is delivered by the Executive Director of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative. It will provide both essential information to anyone working for, or with local governments or who is interested in innovative approaches to community sustainability; and, an opportunity to discuss with peers and the instructor, potential approaches to challenges and opportunities in students’ own communities. .
Climate change is one of the biggest risks facing governments, businesses, societies and ecosystems around the world. Project managers, through their effective direction of complex projects, occupy a critical role in the successful transition to a resilient, low carbon world. This four-week online course is designed to prepare professionals with project management responsibilities to add a climate change lens to their projects.
This 4-week course has been developed as a collaboration between Royal Roads University and Capilano University, to share different facets of the “Economic Impact of Climate Change” among multiple disciplines, and to share professionals' experiences and their perspectives on current best practices. This course is designed to promote collaboration amongst participants, sharing both private sector and public sector approaches to this timely topic, as key developments such as the internationally-directed Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are having an impact on corporate audits and annual reporting, while municipalities are quantifying climate related risks and associated costs to their infrastructure. Course activities include teamwork, and multiple group interactions, as well as recorded sessions and the use of online tools.