Professional Certificate in Strategic Climate Change Adaptation


The historic signing of the Paris Climate Deal in December 2015 demonstrates the global commitment to taking ‘urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,’ as set out by the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. Climate change adaptation requires universal strategic thinking, transparency and mobilisation, as well as the identification of risks and the adoption of responses critical to any Government’s national plan.

Course Overview

This course will provide those involved in planning for climate change adaptation with a clear understanding of the threats posed by a changing environment as well as the dynamics and challenges of implementing climate change adaptation strategies.

Interactive learning supports participants’ understanding of key issues in climate change adaptation, such as the impact of international agreements on local strategies, designing adaptation legislation and the mobilisation of resources and support. By applying strategic planning tools throughout the training, participants will leave equipped to devise adaptation strategies that consider the long-term trends in sustainable climate policy alongside the importance of Government oversight, innovative financial mechanisms and transparency.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic climate change adaptation will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • Paris 2015: The outcomes and the consequences
  • Implementing climate change adaptation
  • Legislation effects of climate change on human systems
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Green growth and eco-cities
  • Government oversight, adaptation and transparency
  • Mobilisation for climate change adaptation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Develop, construct and implement strategic climate change adaptation plans
  • Lead effective organisational change
  • Apply the key principles of adaptation to their organisation
  • Improve legislation and transparency whilst reducing disaster risk
  • Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  • Engage stakeholders and mobilise support to pass effective and enforceable legislation
Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence


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