UNITAR Opens ‘Climate Change Adaptation, Loss and Damage’ Online Course



The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is now accepting applicants for the new online course on “Climate Change Adaptation, Loss and Damage”.

The five week long Climate Change Adaptation, Loss and Damage course will run from June 3 to Juny 7, 2013. This course aims to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change impacts. In addition, adaptation measures through an enhanced understanding of its science, the international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to the UNFCCC process will be covered.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend climate change science and the observed and projected impacts of climate change;
  • Track and explain the international adaptation and loss and damage policy framework, in particular the negotiations under the UNFCCC;
  • Define and understand adaptation, loss and damage from climate change impacts and its links to mitigation;
  • Appreciate international considerations for climate change decision-making;
  • Appraise the key issues in the ongoing international climate change negotiations, and how to build and move forward from the outcomes of COP18.

The course is designed for mid to senior-level government officers in ministries preparing for and/or taking part in conferences as well as staff of intergovernmental/nongovernmental organizations. It also targets entry-level and mid-career diplomats working in a multilateral setting. Private sector specialists and students whose work or studies are related to this subject are also encouraged to apply.

Please find more information on registration, fees, and course content here.