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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Coastal Areas

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Coastal Areas

Countries in Africa and other developing areas of the world are most vulnerable to these impacts because their economies are highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and fisheries. The course advances participants’ knowledge on the effect of climate change in relation to key ecosystems in coastal areas. It emphasises how the ecosystems and the livelihood activities associated with them can be evaluated for the purposes of adapting to and mitigating the impact of climate change.

Course units

  • Introduction to Coastal Ecosystems

  • Introduction to the Science of Climate Change

  • Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation

  • Communication of Climate Change Issues

  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Who should attend?

The short courses are well suited for representatives and mid-career professionals from government, non-governmental organisations and civil society groups, donor entities, international organisations, industries, consulting firms, businesses and corporations, lecturers, students, and individuals who wish to gain comprehensive insight into the application of modern tools such as GIS and remote sensing, and integrate climate change concept into managing fisheries and coastal resources are welcome!

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