New e-course on integrating climate risk information into national adaptation plans

In October, a new online training course, Integrating Climate Risks Information into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), was launched by the Climate Coordination Activity under the Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch and the Global Framework for Climate Services in collaboration with UNITAR/UN CC Learn.

The e-course shows how to strengthen NAPs through appropriate climate information and coordinated policy action, enabling different types of institutions and actors to work together in a collaborative framework, drawing on the resources of the global hydro-meteorological community at large. The course is designed to respond to the learning needs of both climate services providers such as National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, research/academic and international organizations, and users (e.g. decision makers, private investors, non-governmental organizations), as well as for those working at the science-policy interface for outreach or communication purposes. The training is modular and provides the freedom to choose and combine different thematic modules. There are two main learning tracks available:

  • Producing climate information for NAPs
  • Using climate information for NAPs

The course aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the importance of climate information in adaptation planning and decision-making
  • Identify technical resources for assessing climate risks
  • Explore the role of National Hydro-meteorological Services in the NAP process
  • Discuss how priority climate actions can be enhanced by climate scientific information
  • Identify climate products and services that support NAPs
  • Discuss how to promote effective partnerships between climate information producers and users

The course is currently being translated into French and Spanish and will be available soon. 

To enrol in the e-course, register through the UN CC Learn platform.

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