Course: Climate Adaptation and Local Resilience (Blended Training)

When: 24 August - 19 October 2020

Where: The Hague, The Netherlands / Online

Apply by: 7 August 2020

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

After that, the course zooms 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 explores instruments for financing climate adaptation. Further, this session 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, the course 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.

Due to the travel restrictions associated with the Coronavirus outbreak, the format of the course has been adjusted The Hague Academy is now offering a practice-oriented blendedcourse, consisting of two parts:

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: 24 August to 2 October.

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. The Hague Academy intends to offer this part of the training in 2020, but if this proves not to be possible, it will be postponed to 2021 at the earliest possibility.
Dates: 12 to 19 October.

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