7th International Training Course on Climate Risk Management in A Changing Environment

Duration: 17 Aug 2015 - 26 Aug 2015

Department: ACD

Donor Agency: Course fee

Location: Thailand,



Climate change and its impacts have become one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Climate-related risks, whether concurrent or prospective, need to be addressed integrate to development strategies at all levels.With the population expansion and rapid industrialization in both developed and developing countries, policy-makers need to ensure resilience to the exacerbation of risks caused by hydro-meteorological hazards due to climate change. However, understanding the science of climate change and integrating adaption measures in development policies and practices has become a challenge for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners. Illustrating climate risk management in urban and rural settings and focusing on the sectoral challenges, ADPC's training course offered a unique opportunity for professionals to enhance their knowledge, expertise, and skills on the topic.The course participants were guided through a series of interactive sessions that enabled them to acquire scientific knowledge to assess and strategically reduce climate risks. The course aimed to harmonize climate risk management, disaster risk reduction, and development planning into a holistic approach to sustainable development.


    1. Discussed the science, systems and societal issues of climate change, impacts of climate change and their linkages with climate-induced extreme events
    2. Assessed specific sector vulnerabilities to climate change in different settings
    3. Utilized decision support systems for assessing climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks and use the tools for designing climate risk management policies, programs, and interventions
    4. Discussed climate change planning processes for designing climate risk management policies, strategies, programs and interventions
    5. Identified a menu of options for climate risk management to a given context
    6. Shared good practices and lessons learned on climate risk management (CRM) from different contexts
    7. Developed hands-on skills on how to develop a CRM initiative using the existing knowledge in an innovative learning environment