261b Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Duration
Part 1:
Part 2: 28 juni - 2 juni 2012
Location
Part 1: Norrköping Sweden
Part 2: BogotáColombia
Number of participants
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
October 29, 2010

Invitation

Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

Objectives

This training programme is organised by SMHI in cooperation with SWECO and Stockholm Environment Institute.

The overall objective is to increase the knowledge about climate change and its consequences. The aim is to provide methods for identification of vulnerable sectors in the society, both in a national and an international perspective.

Adjustment to the future climate by the society and plans of actions to counteract climate changes is also an important part of the course programme.

Target Group

Persons active within: ministries, authorities (local/region/national), environmental institutes and research organisations, NGOs, consulting firms and industries.

The participants should have managing or key positions in their organisations, related to national, regional or local community planning.

They should be well-acquainted with climate change issues also from a perspective of adaptation of society and have technical/natural/social science degree on university level or other relevant education.

Contents

The programme contains a 4-week training course in Sweden and a follow-up seminar in Asia, Latin America or Africa. The training course includes lectures, group and individual exercises as well as study tours. An individual project work is an important part of the programme.

Each participant will, prior to the course, define a project or issue to work with. A supervisor appointed by the course management will guide the participant. Reporting and discussions on the individual projects will be done during the follow-up seminar.

The course will be built up around the following blocks:

  •  The greenhouse effect and the consequences of climate change
  • Human settlements, community planning including vulnerable sectors, interdisciplinary planning and cost benefit analysis
  • Effects on water resources and costal zones
  • Impact on desertification, agriculture and forestry, the need for preventive action
  • Climate and the energy sector
  • Strategic planning of potential positive consequences of climate change.
  • Information, education and public participation
  • Strategic planning to counteract the reasons of climate change
  • Strategic choices of development projects for a sustainable and strategic social planning, considering climate changes

Contact

Organisation

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute - SMHI

Name

Ms Ingela Alderin Hagring

Address

Folkborgsvägen 1
SE-601 76 Norrköping
Sweden

Telephone

+46 11 495 80 00

E-mail

climate_mar2011@smhi.se

Fax no.

+46 11 498 80 01

Web

www.smhi.se/ccma