54th Short Course on Climate Change Adaptation (SC 54)
Possible impact of climate change.
Adaptation of land-use management and development
strategies to climate change is given growing attention.
Awareness and mobilisation over recent years has been growing
regarding the problems of natural disasters and the measures
of local actors.
Climatic change will have considerable consequences on the
regional level with respect to land-use, disaster management
and economic activities. Within the next decades demographic
changes, urbanisation processes, and the consequences of
climate change will have significant influence on the
challenges of regional planning and development. Increasing
land consumption, and higher population densities with the
associated infrastructure needs and water and food demand on
the one hand, and the tendency to extreme hydrological events,
and soil degradation lead to growing conflict
This course is to be seen as a contribution to the
environmental capacity building for the development of
land-use management strategies in the light of climate change.
Integrated approaches to environmental governance and
resources management are required.
Objectives: Participants are expected to acquire knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to the development of integrated sound strategies towards the adaptation to climate change in their respective countries.
Target Groups: This course is designed mainly for
managers and decision-makers with pertinent professional
experience in land-use management and land-use policy
Last modified: 03.01.2011 14:46
Author: Behnke expired
15 January - 12 July 2013