New training course

We are offering a new training course on ‘Adapting to Climate Change‘, which will run for the first time from 17th-21st June 2019 in Norwich, UK.

This new, 5-day course replaces our previous 3-day course on adaptation mainstreaming and our 2-day course on adaptation M&E, combining and updating content from these courses. The new course is designed to give individuals and organisations all the skills and knowledge they need to integrate adaptation into their work and to track the success of adaptation initiatives and measures.

Day 1 of the course is open to anyone, and can be attended as a stand-alone primer on climate change issues. This day provides an overview of climate change science, the politics and science around the Paris Agreement, our prospects of keeping global warming below the thresholds set by the Paris Agreement, global and regional climate change impacts, and how to approach adaptation. Day 1 is relevant to anyone who wants to understand climate change and its challenges in more detail, but does not need in-depth training in adaptation mainstreaming/integration. This content is ideally suited to policy makers, local government staff, and business people who need a broad understanding of climate change issues to inform high-level decision-making.

The rest of the course addresses the integration of adaptation into policy, planning and programming, climate risk screening and risk/vulnerability assessment, adaptation decision-making, how to determine whether adaptation is working using monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). The course provides a set of general skills that are applicable in a wide range of contexts, from development programming to business. The course consists of a mixture of presentations and exercises, in which participants apply what they have learnt. Full details of the course can be found on our dedicated training website at