Professional Certificate in Strategic Climate Change Adaptation

Day One: 

09:00 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Delegate’s Introductions
Experience sharing and introductions
What do you understand by strategic climate change adaptation?
10:15 Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation and the Impacts
Understanding the climate situation: what does this mean for development strategies?
Climate change risks and the need for adaptation
Adaptation, identifying risks and deciding responses
Four types of climate change impacts and what is required to deal with them: extreme events, rising trends, variability and seasonality, slow-onset
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Paris 2015: The Outcomes and Consequences
What are the concrete outcomes of the Paris Climate Deal?
Adaptation specific aspects
Who has committed and how?
How does the deal affect your organisation?
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Adaptation
What needs to be done, who should do it, and how will it happen (or not…)
14:30 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 National and Local Strategies for Adaptation
Taking the adaptation process into the different levels, from state to community
The role of governance and oversight – ensuring transparency
The role of different and competing stakeholders
Building these strategies into the new international framework
15:45 Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Legislation
What are the commitments coming from Paris for legislators?
Strengthening existing legislation and oversight
Overcoming the challenges to adaptation legislation
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
Questions and discussion
16:30 Close  

Day Two:

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Effects of Climate Change on Human Systems
Effects on human systems, livelihoods and national economies
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Disaster Risk Reduction
Averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with climate change
Scenario planning and risk foresight
The role of sustainable development
Addressing gender and discrimination in risk
12:15 Using Strategic Planning Tools in Climate Change Adaptation – Case Study: Water World
Identifying high risk areas from climate change
Identifying and eliminating risks, with WaterWorld (computer demo)
Strategic planning at Local, Regional, National and Supra-National Level: coping with uncertainty
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Green Growth and Eco-Cities
The sustainable city in the Urban Age
Ecological modernization and urban development
Contemporary themes: low-carbon / resilient / liveable cities
Governing for urban innovation 
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Methods for Managing Emissions
What do we mean by ‘managing emissions’?
Adapting to the post-Paris targets and requirements
The role of oversight mechanisms and government

16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
Question and discussion
17:00 Close

Day Three: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 International Political and Scientific Systems for Responding to Climate Change
The global system of UNFCCC and IPCC, how they operate and what constraints affect them
Will this alter as a result of the Paris Climate Deal?
National responses of different types and governments’ responsibilities
How to increase transparency at different systems levels
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Finance for Adaptation and Mitigation
Paris Climate Deal – ‘Bearing the Cost’ – what will this mean?
Mobilizing climate finance and the various stakeholders
How the international systems can support financing
The role of national governments to support local finance opportunities
Overcoming the challenges
12:15 Government Oversight, Adaptation and Transparency
The role of oversight – who and how?
Reducing corruption and discrimination in financing
Best practice case studies and learning the lessons
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Mobilisation for Climate Change Adaptation
How to mobilise both the public and private sectors
Incentives and sanctions
Has the Paris Climate Deal altered perceptions and willingness?
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Delegates’ Experiences of Mobilising for Adaptation
Delegates’ experiences of obtaining climate finance
Successes and challenges of mobilising communities and governments
How can you use these strategies in your organisation?
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
Questions and discussion
16:30 Close

Day Four:

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Introductions
10:00 Monitoring of Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
Mechanisms at the international level: the ‘five year contributions’
Mechanisms at the national level: parliamentary oversight
Mechanisms at the local level: community driven
How mechanisms must work together to contribute to coherent strategy
Ensuring transparency throughout
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Evaluating Adaptation Strategy
Mechanisms and adapting them to your organisation
Short term vs. long term evaluation
Who takes responsibility for evaluation at each level?
Evaluating the sustainability of climate change adaptation strategy
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Workshop: Strategic Action Planning
Identify your own role in relation to Strategic CC Adaptation
Is this role intended to be exercised through your job / organization?
What is the scope for effective action in your role to support strategic adaptation?
In each session, identify the issues that were raised that you consider relevant to your role and organization for strategic adaptation
Identify any issues that you think have been missed in your organisation.
Presentations and discussion
15:45 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending strategic climate change adaptation planning content into these structures
16:15 End of Course Wrap Up
End of week wrap up
Certificates and photograph
Evaluation forms
16:30 Close