Title of the training
Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution
3 Days (18 lesson hours)
Module 1. Basic Training – Climate, Climate Control Mechanisms, Climate Change and Its Impact on Atmospheric Phenomena (raising awareness, supporting personal and professional development): 1 day (6 hours)
Module 2: Climate Change Impacts on Air Pollution Reduction and Adaptation: 2 days (12 hours)
With an assessment of the training needs of the target audience, the duration of training can be adapted depending on the characteristics and training needs of the target audience and whether the training is online or face-to-face.
Purpose and scope
The average temperature of the Earth is constantly increasing due to anthropogenic influences. The continuous increase in temperature causes global warming and consequently causes the frequency and severity of extreme weather events to change. temperature rise in the Northern Hemisphere; The warming of the oceans, the melting of glaciers, the rise of sea level and the reduction of snow cover result in the influence of factors affecting the climate have an impact on atmospheric components.
Climate change is a physical and meteorological phenomenon and the release of greenhouse gases from air pollution is one of the most important factors in the warming process of the Earth. Although environmental changes cause changes in the amount of precipitation, significant changes are observed in the severity and frequency of events such as heat waves, droughts, floods, snowstorms, dust/sand storms as a result of extreme atmospheric events. As a result of factors such as urbanization, high levels of vehicle emissions and industrialization, it causes significant increases in the amount of particulate matter in air, water, soil and nutrients.
The relationship between climate change and air pollution is one of the most important issues of our time, which should be addressed with a holistic approach and which adversely affects life and causes health problems, economic losses and deaths. To this end, an in-depth study of the effects of climate change on air pollution is the main theme of this training.
This training is given in two modules that complement each other. Module 1 aims to raise awareness in participants under the title of Climate, Mechanisms Controlling Climate, Climate Change and Its Impact on Atmospheric Events as Basic Training and to support personal and professional development. Module 2 focuses on providing the knowledge and skills to plan, create and implement strategies for mitigation and adaptation under the heading of Mitigating and Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution.
Adaptations are made in the content and application process of the modules, taking into account the needs of the participants and sectoral needs and priorities.
The Basic Training Module can be taken by those working and managers in sectors related to climate change and adaptation, local governments, city and spatial planners and designers, risk managers, academics, public administrative and technical personnel, non-governmental organizations, educators, anyone interested in the subject.
The Climate Change-Air Pollution Relationship Module is designed as a training module that will provide maximum benefit especially for employees, managers and decision makers on issues related to the air pollution sector, air pollution educators and those who make city and spatial planning and design in local governments.
In corporate training requests, the training needs of the institutions and the characteristics of the group to be trained are evaluated and the scope, content and method of the training are adapted in a group-specific way.
Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution training is delivered by trainers who have experience in national and international projects on topics such as climate change and future simulations, change in extreme atmospheric events, environmental pollution, ecology and biodiversity, the effects of climate change on weather and health, green settlement, climate change and migration; involved in the tasks and projects, commissions and committees of institutions and organizations such as the World Meteorological Organization, the Council of Europe, the United Nations Development Program; and hold outstanding qualifications in the field of climate and environmental education with scientific studies, scientific and administrative duties and training activities.
Objectives and learning outcomes
Those who have completed the Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution training are expected to;
- Explain climate, mechanisms that control climate, structure and properties of the atmosphere,
- Give examples of the importance of clouds in climate change,
- Make inferences about the effect of climate change on changes in the global rainfall system and the change in atmospheric circulation,
- Investigate the impact of climate change on extreme atmospheric events,
- Comprehensively explain the impact of greenhouse gas effects on climate change,
- Explain the relationship between air pollution and climate change,
- Comment on emission reduction strategies to prevent air pollution,
- Have general information about the Paris Agreement,
- Determine the factors that cause air pollution from the natural direction,
- Assess the impact of dust sandstorms and droughts on air pollution,
- Define air pollution and emission reduction strategies,
- Organize the climate adaptation strategies of cities and create awareness,
- Examine the necessary scientific reports about the diseases caused by air pollution,
- Comprehend the effect of the combined effect of extreme atmospheric events and air pollutants on human health,
- Explain the necessity of early warning systems and how they should be designed,
- Have extensive knowledge of the background atmospheric mechanisms that cause air pollution and extreme atmospheric phenomena,
- Describe in general what changes in climate parameters are expected in the next 100-year period and which simulations are used,
- Identify areas vulnerable to climate change and air pollution,
- Analyze the air pollution effects of climate change and evaluate how to decide on adaptation,
- Re-evaluate and plan to improve sectoral weaknesses, strengths, threats and opportunities specific to the subject,
- Design a local climate and air pollution action plan,
- Improve plans by adding an air pollution section to local climate change action plans.
Although the content of the training program is adapted according to the characteristics of the group to be trained, such as educational status and field of study, the content of the training for each training module includes the following topics:
Module 1: Basic Training – Climate, Mechanisms to Control Climate, Climate Change and Its Impact on Atmospheric Events
- Climate, mechanisms that control climate, structure and characteristics of the atmosphere
- The relationship between climate and health
- Climate change and extreme atmospheric events
- Paris Climate Agreement
- Climate change simulations
- Climate change adaptation strategies
- Vulnerable regions to be affected by climate change
Module 2: Mitigating and Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution
- The impact of greenhouse gas impacts on climate change
- The relationship between air pollution and climate change
- Factors that cause air pollution from the natural direction
- Diseases caused by air pollution
- Emission reduction strategies and identification of pollution sources
- Local climate and air pollution action plan
Delivery and method
It is preferable that the Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution training is implemented in the form of face-to-face training. However, if there are conditions that prevent face-to-face training, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool, or a mixed method can be preferred as Module 1 is distance education and Module 2 is face-to-face.
In the implementation of the training program, the training presentation is provided to the participants digitally. In addition to the presentation of basic information about the effects of climate change on air pollution in education, it guides learners through interaction, brainstorming, discussion, case studies, group studies and practices in a way that facilitates educational learning and improves application skills.
Training tools and materials
In this training, worksheets, exercise and practice templates and similar documents created for brainstorming, discussion, case study and group work on the effects of climate change on air pollution and adaptation to climate change at the local level are used as teaching and learning materials along with a presentation created by the trainer.
Presentations, Audio visual and multimedia materials, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are distributed to the participants before or during the training. If there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context.
Apart from these materials, drawings, videos, printed materials, health statistical yearbooks, TURKSTAT data sets are used as teaching and learning materials as deemed appropriate by the trainer depending on the needs and professional qualifications of the learners.
Assessment and evaluation
A question sheet is administered to the participants before and after the training, online or in print, to determine the level of awareness and knowledge on the Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution. In addition, at the end of the training, the Training Evaluation Questionnaire is applied.
All participants who complete the training receive a certificate of attendance showing that they have completed the Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution training, with the name and duration of the modules they have taken.
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