Title of the training
Climate Change Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation
2 days (10 hours)
Depending on the training needs of the group and whether the training is online or face-to-face, the duration of the training may be adapted.
Purpose and scope
The Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation of Climate Change training will provide participants with the most up-to-date scientific information on the effects of climate change on human and natural systems, future impacts and risks at different levels of global warming, the options needed to strengthen the resilience of nature and society to ongoing climate change, to combat hunger, poverty and inequality, and to keep the Earth as a place worth living for future generations. It also aims to enable participants to acquire and synthesize the necessary scientific knowledge on issues such as the impacts, risks and options of climate change for cities and settlements in the coastal belt, tropical forests, mountains, biodiversity hotspots, arid areas and deserts, the Mediterranean and the polar regions.
This training guides the participants to make contemporary climatological and geographical associations in the national and global context related to the subject.
Climate Change Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation Training provides high school and university students, graduate students, academicians, technical staff, experts, managers, etc. working in NGOs, public institutions and organizations, local governments and the business world, to gain awareness and a scientifically based perspective on the effects of climate change, resilience, vulnerability and adaptation. However, the content and scope of this training can be adapted according to the educational status, professional qualifications and learning needs of the participants.
Climate Change Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation training is delivered by trainers who have educational experience and academic experience in the fields of geography and geology, synoptic climatology, climatology and meteorology; carried out scientific studies on physical geography and geology, climate change and variability, natural disasters, time series analyses of climatologically, meteorological, hydrological and climate data, drought and desertification due to climate change, forest fires, climatology and meteorology; taken part in national and international projects, have experience in management, commissions or boards in national and international organizations in these fields; and have outstanding qualifications with their scientific studies, scientific and administrative duties and educational studies.
Objectives and learning outcomes
Those who have completed the Climate Change Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation training are expected to;
- Comprehend and explain the relevant terms and concepts such as climate change and variability, exposure, vulnerability, resilience, adaptation, maladaptation, risk, etc. from a wide angle,
- Explain the effects of climate change on various human and natural systems,
- Understand and evaluate the widespread negative effects of human-induced climate change beyond natural climate variability and the losses and damages to nature and people accordingly,
- Understand and evaluate the consequences of climate models and climate change and its possible impacts,
- Explain the adaptability of natural and human systems to the increase in weather and climate extremes,
- Make contemporary ecological, climatological and geographical inferences regarding the main scientific processes, mechanisms and consequences that direct the negative effects of global climate change and climate impact drivers,
- Explains and evaluates the causes of the inevitable increases in climate hazards caused by global warming reaching 1.5°C in the short term, the multiple risks it creates for ecosystems and people,
- Recognize and assess the downsides caused by poor and inadequate or negative (maladaptation) climate change adaptation efforts (which are difficult and expensive to change and which lead to or exacerbate imperseverability, exposure and risk lock-in that exacerbate existing inequalities).
Although the content of the training program will be adapted according to the characteristics of the group to be trained, such as educational status and field of study, the training includes the following topics:
- Atmosphere, weather and climate; physical climate system
- Concepts of climate change and variability, exposure, vulnerability, resilience, adaptation and maladaptation and risk
- Major scientific processes and mechanisms driving the negative impacts of global climate change and climate impact drivers
- Impacts of climate change on various human and natural systems
- Impacts of climate change on various human and natural systems
- Losses and damage caused by climate change (e.g. extremes)
- Compliance measures and activation conditions: current compliance and benefits; Future Adaptation Options and Feasibility
- Limits of adaptation, avoidance of maladaptation and conditions of activation
- Climate-resilient development: ensuring climate-resilient development conditions and climate-resilient development; achieving climate-resilient development for natural and human systems
- Fundamentals of climate-resilient development in light of the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems and their role in adaptation and mitigation
Delivery and method
It is preferable to implement Climate Change Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation training in the form of face-to-face training. However, if conditions arise that prevent the face-to-face implementation of this training, especially epidemic diseases, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool.
In the implementation of the training program, the training presentation is provided to the participants in printed or digital form. In addition to the presentation of basic information about the effects of climate change, resilience, vulnerability and adaptation, the participants are enabled to be active through discussion and group work.
Learning tools and materials
A presentation including printed course material and visuals, graphs and maps is used as teaching and learning materials to gain knowledge and awareness on the effects of climate change, resilience, vulnerability and adaptation in education. In addition, IPCC evaluation reports, relevant parts of these reports, books and/or book chapters and articles on the subject are used as learning materials. The type and extent of these materials may vary according to the characteristics and needs of the participants. Presentations and other materials to be used in the training are distributed to the participants before or during the training. In accordance with our waste reduction policy, all material are in a digital format and printed materials are not distributed unless it is educationally necessary.
Assessment and evaluation
In order to optimize the learning process according to the learners’ needs, the level of readiness of the learners is assessed informally by the trainer before or at the beginning of the training. At the end of the training, the Climate Change Effects, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation Information and Awareness Question sheet and the Training Evaluation Questionnaire are applied, online or in print.
Participants receive a certificate of attendance showing that they have completed Climate Change Impacts, Resilience, Vulnerability and Adaptation training, with duration of the training clearly stated.
Climate change; global warming, 1.5°C global warming level, effects of climate change, exposure to climate effects, susceptibility, resilience, adaptation, maladaptation, risk