Course: Climate Adaptation and Local Resilience (Blended training)

When: 12 April 2021 - 12 July 2021

Where: Blended Training (Online and The Hague)

Apply by: 19 March 2021


The course discusses how local authorities can adapt to climate change and increase their climate resilience. It starts by discussing climate change projections and scenarios and further explore the policy implications of climate change projections in a case study. It will identify tools to measure climate change vulnerabilities and practice by assessing their own local context.

After that, you zoom in on the design and planning of sustainable development policies. Attention is paid to the integration of smart solutions for food, water, energy and transport as well as to city-region relations. In a special module, you explore instruments for financing climate adaptation. Further, the course will address change management and how to deal with obstacles during the implementation of climate policies.

In interactive sessions, best practices from different parts of the world are discussed and linked to the context of the participants. In addition, it visits inspiring examples from the Netherlands, such as a climate-proof neighbourhood of Culemborg, combining green buildings with smart energy and waste management, urban farming in Rotterdam, and projects to adapt to floods and rising sea levels.


Course Format

Online module: This module will consist of several assignments spread throughout the timeframe provided. This is an opportunity to learn about the topic (while enhancing your online skills in an innovative e-learning environment) and prepare you for the next part of the course.
Dates: 12 April – 21 May, 2021.

Face-to-Face course: Participants will spend eight days in The Netherlands, focusing on study visits, expert presentations, and the exchange of experiences with other participants. We intend to offer this part of the training during the dates stated below, but if this proves not to be possible, it will be postponed to the earliest possibility.
Dates: 5 – 12 July, 2021.


Find all the needed information and registration link here.