Climate change occurrence on earth is no longer an issue for debate. The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world, more so in the least developing countries of Africa, which are more vulnerable than those on other continents. Climate change leads to changes in geophysical, biological and socio-economic systems. There is an urgent need to have governments, the private sector and the NGO sector to come up with effective strategies for assessing and managing climate change related risk in order to mitigate it and achieve sustainable development goals.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Describe the process of environmental management
• Describe the concept of sustainable development;
• Identify and analyze the drivers of climate change;
• Assess climate change risk;
• Assess climate change hazards;
• Assess and map climate change vulnerability;
• Develop effective climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
• Describe institutional issues in climate change risk management
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Policy makers, planners, and analysts from government ministries, departments, and agencies responsible for Disaster Preparedness, Finance, Economic Planning, Environment, Energy, Agriculture, Mining, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, etc. Senior managers from the private and NGO sectors interested in climate change risk management can also attend the course.
• The concepts of environment, environmental management and sustainable development;
• Drivers of climate change and climate change variability;
• Measuring climate change variability and impacts;
• Climate change risk assessment;
• Climate change hazard assessment;
• Climate change vulnerability assessment and mapping;
• Climate change mitigation and adaptation;
• Institutional issues in climate change risk assessment