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.

The Hague Academy looks forward to welcoming you in September. However, if this is not yet possible due to COVID-19 measures, registered participants will receive alternative online training options. They can also ask for reimbursement or for a voucher for next year’s course in The Hague. We will inform all participants one month before the start of the training.

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