E-learning course on the economics of climate-resilient development

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
World Bank Institute (WBI)
Date:
04-05 Mar 2013
Language:
English

In this course, you will learn the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans.

The course 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, which consists of an introductory guide to:

-Frame the adaptation problem and make it a challenge that can be realistically addressed;
-Identify relevant climate risks and impacts;
-Identify the range of adaptation options available;
-Estimate what it will cost to adapt to climate change;
-Prioritize adaptation measures.


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Target audience

The primary target audience are policymakers in developing countries who have been tasked with developing climate-resilient plans (at the national or regional level) or have been asked to provide estimates of how much it will cost their country to adapt to climate change. The module will also be of interest to World Bank staff who are being requested by client countries to assist them in these tasks.

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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Governance, Economics of DRR
Countries:
United States of America
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