Courses & training

We run regular training courses that are open to anyone, as well as tailored courses for individual clients. We run regular training courses once or twice a year in Norwich, UK, where we are based, and are exploring the possibility of running these and other courses outside the UK in the near future (if you are interested in partnering with us to deliver these course, please get in touch). Our tailored courses can be delivered worldwide. We have access to a wide range of expertise in all aspects of climate change, and can provide tailored training on most climate change-related topics. For details on our regular and potential future courses, including dates and registration details, please visit our dedicated training website. To discuss your training needs, please contact us. A summary of our regular courses is provided below.


Recently we have combined our ‘Climate Change Adaptation & Mainstreaming’ and ‘Adaptation Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning’ courses in to a single 5-day course on ‘Adapting to Climate Change‘. This new course combines content from the previous courses and includes a considerable amount of new material to reflect state-of-the-art  adaptation thinking and practice. The new course is aimed at individuals and organisations that need to address climate change adaptation in their work, and is relevant to organisations working on or implementing development programmes and projects, research bodies, multilateral organisations, business and anyone that needs to address potential climate change risks.

Adapting to Climate Change

This 5-day course gives participants a comprehensive understanding of climate change adaptation and its global scientific and policy contexts. Day 1, which can be attended as a stand-alone one-day primer on climate change issues, 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. 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. 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 here

Climate change adaptation & mainstreaming

Note: we no longer offer this as a regular course, but can deliver an updated version of the course on request.

This 3-day course is aimed at individuals or organisations that need to integrate or ‘mainstream’ climate change considerations into their activities. It is practical in nature, and combines taught sessions with exercises in which participants apply their learning to key issues including: identifying potential climate change risks and opportunities, developing frameworks for detailed climate risk assessments, and identifying potential adaptation measures. In addition to these topics, the course includes modules on global climate science and policy contexts, and key concepts in adaptation and resilience. For more details, click here.

Adaptation monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)

Note: we no longer offer this as a regular course, but can deliver an updated version of the course on request.

This 2-day course is aimed at individuals and organisations tasked with assessing the effectiveness of individual adaptation interventions, and adaptation at large (e.g. at the national or sub-national level). It includes content on criteria for adaptation success, frameworks for adaptation MEL, measuring/tracking resilience, institutional climate risk management, and the use of climate information and development indicators for tracking adaptation success. For more details, click here.


As well as the topics covered in the above, regular courses, we can provide training in the following areas, either directly or through partnerships with other organisations:

    • Climate finance
    • Low-carbon development and climate change mitigation
    • Climate science and policy
    • Climate change, migration and conflict
    • Transformational adaptation and transformational change
    • Rethinking development in a changing climate

For more information on training possibilities, please contact us or visit our dedicated training website at