We have a strong track record in the delivery of adaptation and resilience training, which builds on our extensive experience in these areas. Our training provides individuals and organisations with the skills they need to understand climate risks, identify and prioritise adaptation options, design and implement adaptation actions, and track the effectiveness of adaptation.

Our core training offering is a modular training package built around 5 key modules, whose content is summarised below (with links to more detailed descriptions on our training website). These modules provide a comprehensive guide to the adaptation process and can be tailored to the needs of different audiences. They can be delivered in the form of seminars, interactive workshops, or more formal training porogrammes incorporating practical exercises. We have provided versions of this training to government agencies, multilateral development banks, research organisations, and consultancy firms responsible for implementing development and adaptation programmes. We have also delivered training through partnerships with universities, non-profits, local authorities and transnational institutions.

Follow the links in the module titles below to access information about each unit on our dedicated training website. Our training site also provides details of other training offers. Contact us for more information and to discuss your training needs.

  1. Global science & policy contexts for adaptation
    • Climate change and variability – natural and human drivers
    • Global policy contexts and the Paris temperature goals
    • Climate projections, carbon budgets, and the 1.5° and 2°C thresholds
    • Climate change impacts – global, regional & local
  2. Key concepts for adaptation
    • Adaptation, resilience, risk, vulnerability & other key concepts – definitions
    • Adaptation, resilience and sustainability – how are they related?
    • Incremental, transformational & transformative adaptation
    • Maladaptation
    • The specificity of adaptation (of whom, to what?)
  3. Climate risk & vulnerability assessment
    • Risk & vulnerability assessments – what are they & what is the difference?
    • Screening for climate risks
    • Planning a risk assessment – key elements & activities
    • Use (and misuse) of climate information in risk assessments
    • Blending scientific and local knowledge
    • Robust decision-making & community/participatory approaches
    • Outputs of a climate risk assessment
  4. Adaptation decision-making, design & implementation
    • Identification & prioritisation of adaptation options
    • Immediate needs versus long-term priorities
    • Avoiding maladaptation
    • Phased adaptation – from incremental to transformational responses
    • Ownership, engagement and sustainability of adaptation responses
    • Adaptation governance & finance
  5. Monitoring, evaluation and learning for adaptation
    • Key terms, concepts & definitions
    • Outputs, outcomes & impacts
    • Monitoring & indicators at different levels
    • Evaluation and learning – activities & mechanisms
    • Using climate information with other metrics to assess adaptation effectiveness