Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals - ONLINE
Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies
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.
After completing the course you will be able to:
Explain the core concepts of climate science
Distinguish between weather, climate variability and climate change
Describe current climate trends, regional impacts and the role of adaptation
Analyse different regional climate change scenarios, impacts, and opportunities for adaptation and mitigation
Develop a high-level plan for integrating climate change adaptation into practice.
Participants in this course can expect approximately 10 hours (2.5 hours per week) of learner effort.
Date: May 4 - 31, 2020
Event Type: Webinar
Region: South Vancouver Island