Each course is designed to stand alone, and you may take courses in any order. Each course is held for a period of four weeks and may be completed online from your location in approximately 8 hours per week. Enroll for either graduate credit (1 credit per course) or audit and receive continuing education.
Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning (ES 5820, section A) Delivery: Online, synchronous
Dates: October 2 – October 29, 2022
Online Attendance: No set times are required for online attendance. Students may complete the assignments at their own pace and schedule within each week. Students will have the opportunity to interface with experts in the field of climate change when they present as guest speakers. However, students may watch video recordings of the guests if they can not attend the live online presentations.
Instructor: Christa Daniels, Ph.D.,
Summary: Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale. This focuses on identifying what and who are most vulnerable to such impacts, which requires the ability to facilitate a stakeholder process to prioritize these identified vulnerabilities, including with respect to business supply chains, and actionable responses. This module will also provide you with the overview of planning for resiliency and adaptation at different scales. After this module, you should feel comfortable knowing what steps need to be taken to integrate resiliency recommendations and projects into community planning and policy processes.
Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of the course, participants will:
Understand and know what is required to facilitate a vulnerability assessment in a specific business, community or sector.
Be familiar with the U.S. Climate Toolkit and how to use it for adaptation planning.
Understand the relationship between hazard mitigation plans & vulnerability
Be able to demonstrate the various venues for including climate resilience in the adaptation planning process.
This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Register Now
Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale. Register Now
Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change. Register Now
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