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  • 4th International training course on climate risk management Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

    Date: 01 - 10 Oct 2012
    Country: Thailand
    City/State: Bangkok

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4th International training course on climate risk management

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Type: Training Course Date: 01 - 10 Oct 2012 Location: Thailand (Bangkok) Venue: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center


Course background and purpose

Climate change and its impacts have become one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Climate-related risks, whether those in the present or coming in the future, need to be swiftly addressed as part of the development strategy at any level, from a global level down to a local level.

With an upward growth trend in urban centers, population exposures and industrialization in both developed and developing countries. Policy makers need to nurture this growth to be resilient to the risks of natural and climate change induced hazards.

However, understanding the scientific knowledge around climate change issues, along with the integration of possible mitigation and adaptation options into development policies and practices, is still proving a great challenge for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners.

To address this need, the “International Training Course on Climate Risk Management (CRM-04)” offers a unique and timely opportunity for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners from: The Government, international organizations, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society organizations, private sectors and others to enhance knowledge, expertise and skills on Climate Risk Management.

The course participants will be guided through a number of interactive sessions that will enable practitioners to acquire scientific knowledge, assess climate risks and reduce climate risks strategically through: climate risk management planning, implementation and mainstreaming climate risk management into development policies and programs at different levels. Broadly, the course intends t harmonize climate risk management, disaster risk reduction and development sectors to a common platform addressing underlying vulnerabilities within sustainable development context. Contemporary focus on climate risk management in urban and rural settings along with the sector challenges will be illustrated in this training course.

Course Objectives

By completing the course, participants should be able to;

  • Discuss the science, systems and societal issues of climate change, impacts of climate change and their linkages with climate induced extreme events
  • Assess specific sector vulnerabilities to climate change in different settings
  • Utilize decision support systems for assessing climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks and use the tools for designing climate risk management policies, programs and interventions to reduce climate induced risks at different levels
  • Discuss and familiarize with the climate change planning processes for designing climate risk management policies, strategies, programs and interventions at different levels
  • Identify a menu of options for climate risk management to a given contexts
  • Share good practices and lessons learned on climate risk management from different contexts
  • Develop hands-on skills on how to develop a CRM initiative (project/program/action) using the existing knowledge in an innovative learning environment.

Course curriculum

Conducted over a period of 10 days, the course is divided into six modules: The module details are as follow:

Module 1: Concepts and emerging directions of Climate Change and Climate Risk Management

  • Basic Concepts and Terminologies in Climate Risk Management
  • Fundamentals of Climate Change Science
  • Emerging directions of Climate Risk Management practice

Module 2: Climate change projections and decision support tools in Climate Risk Management

  • Overview of climate modeling for climate risk management Overview to projection and modeling of climate change and its impacts
  • Accessing Local Climate Scenarios and climate risk mapping

Module 3: Climate change and urban built systems

  • Overview to the projected issues of climate change and urban built system
  • Case study example of climate risk management in Urban built systems

Module 4: Climate change and rural ecosystems

  • Overview to the projected issues of climate change and rural ecosystems
  • Case study on climate management in rural settings

Module 5: Climate risk management planning and implementation

  • Climate Risk Management Planning Processes at national level, sub-national and local levels
  • Climate forecasts and applications for proactive risk management
  • Integration of climate change adaptation in urban built environment and local development programs
  • Integration of climate risk management in rural development and ecosystem based programs focusing on agriculture and livelihoods
  • Climate resilience indicators
  • Cross-cutting issues to address climate change, Climate Risk Management and socially vulnerable groups.
  • Climate Risk Communication

Module 6: Future knowledge applications and conclusions

  • Hands-on exercise on project concept development exercise
  • Course conclusions and way ahead

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Target Audience

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center invites practitioners from:

  • Government policy makers and development practitioners representing planning agencies, local authorities, land use planning offices, disaster risk management agencies, climate change secretariats or offices attached to national level ministries or sub-national government authorities
  • UN development and environmental agencies, international organizations such as the Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, donor agencies and NGOs working on climate risk management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management or green development programs
  • Academe such as Universities, research institutes or training institutes working on climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management
  • Private sector such as insurance and construction industries
  • Media and charity & faith based organizations working on climate change adaptation, climate risk management or disaster risk management
  • Media and charity & faith based organizations working on climate change adaptation, climate risk management or disaster risk management

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