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Capacity Building Training Materials

Capacity Building on Local Level

The aim is to increase the knowledge and capacity on integrated climate change and disaster risk reduction management of civil protection experts and city planners in the Baltic Sea Region via training courses. As part of the development of the course curriculum a survey was conducted to identify the knowledge base of the target group and also to understand the needs concerning theoretical background and practical expectations of the planned training course.

The training course includes:

  • An introduction to climate change and SENDAI framework and the Paris Agreement
  • Policy coherence on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • How to identify barriers to climate adaption and climate risk assessment
  • How to understand disaster risk and how to carry out integrated climate change and risk reduction management

Presentations from the training courses organized:

Training materials cover

Training materials for higher education

The training course for local authorities was adapted as educational material for higher education by Åbo Akademi University to continue education, among the universities in the Baltic University Programme.

The content is divided into lessons, glossary and exercises:

  • Lesson 1: Climate Change
  • Lesson 2: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Lesson 3: Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Glossary: List of terminology with explanations
  • Exercise 1: Climate Adaptation Game

Risk management due to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region

Lessons about risk management due to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region by The Cascade Project is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0