E-learning Course on the Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

26 Aug 2013 - 20 Sep 2013

This e-learning course aims to teach the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. It starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path. The course continues with a description of a How-to Framework for Climate-Resilient Development Plans and ends with a practical application of the Framework, based upon a policy scenario in the agricultural sector, where participants need to make decisions for managing the country’s risk to the potential threats of climate change. Throughout the course, interactive exercises help the users to test their understanding at key points. Case studies, reference materials and other resources are highlighted so as to strengthen the learning experience.

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