Making Climate Adaptation Happen: Governing Transformation Strategies for Climate Change
University of Groningen
  • Start Date: 25 Jan, 2021
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore how adaptive governance could help policymakers plan for and manage sudden environmental changes.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn the governance tools to respond to climate change


Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing governing bodies across the globe.


On this course, you will be introduced to climate science, the societal effects of climate change, and the responses already available in the form of climate adaptation.


Identify why climate change adaptation is important


Adaptive governance is a term used to describe an approach to managing the uncertainty posed by rapid environmental changes in a more responsive manner than traditional modes of governance.


As such, it could be a vital governance tool in the fight against climate change. Being able to nimbly react to fast-changing environmental crises requires certain skill-sets that many governing bodies currently lack.


Create a climate change adaptation plan


Learning alongside experts in governance and adaptation strategies, you’ll examine the science behind climate change, exploring the terminology and facts behind what it is and how we adapt to it.


You’ll summarise the development of the current architecture of global governance for dealing with climate change.


Differentiate climate change adaptation and mitigation policies


Exploring the costs and benefits of climate adaptation versus climate mitigation, you’ll identify the governance and social science theories that can help tackle environmental change, and the role international climate finance can play.


This course is developed for current and future environmental policy professionals working in both the public and private sectors. It will also appeal to students or professionals interested or working in political science, environmental management, risk management, governance studies, and other related social science fields.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.

Quality has had top priority for 400 years, and with success the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

In addition, the university collaborates with a number of renowned foreign universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen and Ghent. The University of Groningen is very popular with its 27,000 students and 5500 staff members from home and abroad.

Talent is nurtured, enabling the University to bridge the gap between science and society.We are committed to actively collaborating with our social partners, with a special focus on the research themes Healthy Ageing, Energy and Sustainable Society.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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