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Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals

May 04 to May 31, 2020 | Facilitator: Dr. Stewart Cohen
"Professionals working in British Columbia are increasingly aware of the need for adaptation strategies but may be unsure where to start. This 4-module, instructor-led online course will provide learners from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds with an overview of the current state of knowledge on climate science and a grounding in the core concepts supporting climate change adaptation. Participants will gain an understanding of regional climate trends, risks, and their implications for human and natural systems, the role of adaptation in risk reduction, and an understanding of how science-based information and tools can be used in strategic adaptation planning". Find out more at Royal Roads University website.

Natural Asset Management: An Introduction to Making Nature Count in Canadian Municipalities

Facilitator: Roy Brooke 
"Canadian communities face challenges of declining infrastructure quality and diminishing health and resilience of many ecosystems, a challenge made far more pressing by climate change. To address this, leading local governments are starting to identify, value and account for natural assets in their financial planning and asset management programs as a means to develop deliver core services sustainably through a climate resilient green infrastructure. This course covers core concepts, the most recent case examples and latest approaches to municipal natural asset management, and is delivered by the Executive Director of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative". Find out more at Royal Roads University website

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First offering

Royal Roads University Project Management for a Changing Climate Online June 2020
Simon Fraser University Green Infrastructure in Urban Centres Online TBD
Simon Fraser University Strategic Dialogue and Civic Engagement for Climate Adaptation Online January 2021
University of British Columbia Climate Modeling and Forest Adaptation Online TBD
University of British Columbia  Food and Water Security Online TBD
University of Northern BC Wildfire Risk Mitigation Online TBD
Vancouver Island University Intro to Climate Policy for Climate Adaptation Professionals Online  July 2020
University of Victoria Ecosystems for the Future 2-day onsite TBD
Capilano University Quantifying the Economic Impact of Climate Change Online  TBD