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Adaption Learning Network for Climate Change Professionals

The Adaptation Learning Network: Inspiring Climate Action aims to increase British Columbia’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate change. We work to enhance the knowledge and skills of working professionals who care for the province’s natural resources and infrastructure, including engineers, planners, technicians, landscape architects, agrologists, biologists, and foresters. We help build their skills through professional training in climate adaptation while encouraging knowledge exchange through a network of professionals in multiple disciplines.  Vancouver Island University is a proud part of this network. More information about the network can be found at: https://adaptationlearningnetwork.com/

Upcoming Courses:

Introduction to Climate Policy for Climate Adaptation Professionals

Course Code:  ADCC 002

Course Format: Four weeks long, fully online, asynchronous.

Course dates:  This course will be offered three times in 2021:

  1. March 1 to March 31, 2021, Section Code: S21W01
  2. April 1 to April 30, 2021, Section Code: I21W01
  3. May 1 to May 30, 2021, Section Code:  I21W02

To register for one of the above sections, click on the 'Register' button below. 

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This course will inform participants about climate adaptation policy in Canada and BC. It will allow them to consider how climate policy from international to local levels informs their professional functions and day to day activities on the job. It will cover, among other things, the basics of environmental policy, differences between climate mitigation and climate adaptation policy, overviews of key policy actors and tools, and policy gaps. It will also consider, in detail, examples of current policy-driven climate adaptation measures in specific areas from engineering to agriculture to hydrology and beyond.

The course format involves short video lectures, interviews with national to local experts, discussions and activities, resources and readings to respond to, and a final capstone activity.

Course Modules:

  • Module 1: Foundations of Climate Change Policy
  • Module 2: Climate Change Adaptation Policy: A Deep Dive
  • Module 3: Applications and Practice for Industry Professionals
  • Module 4: Capstone Activity

Got Questions?  Please email us at socsci_admin@viu.ca for more information.