Stewart J. Cohen, PhD, is a former senior researcher with Environment and Climate Change Canada. He has contributed to more than 125 publications on climate change impacts and adaptation, including a textbook, Climate Change in the 21st Century, published by McGill-Queens University Press. Dr. Cohen has been a member of author teams for national assessments of climate change in Canada and the United States, as well as several publications of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He currently produces a blog on climate change, which can be found at www.doctorclimatechange.com
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.