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Climate Change - Basic Understandings & Current Issues
Start time 16/03/2016
Duration
3 days
Objectives
The purpose of this interactive short course is to equip non-specialists with a comprehensive understanding of the root caurses, impacts and current issues related to climate changes in the global and Vietnam. Furthernore, the course aims to improve participant’s awareness on climate change impact mitigation and provide them knowledge and skills for climate change adaptation planning
Topic
Three-day training course will cover the following topics:

• Fundamentals of climate change
• Climate change actors and consequences
• Climate change impacts assessment
• Vietnam and international institutional framework for climate change
• Climate change mitigation
• Climate change adaptation
• Some tools and documents supporting for climate change adaptation planning
Target Participants
This course is designed for non-specialists and professional staff from government agencies, NGOs, community-based organizations (CBOs) and businesses who are concerned or involved in dealing with climate change related issues
Methodology
The training will involve participatory learning approaches (PLA), application-oriented and interactive, emphasizing on group discussions and case studies. The course instructor provides conceptual framework to participants and his role is essentially that of a facilitator, monitor and adviser. Participants are encouraged to raise their ideas and issues related to the course topics which other participants and the lecturer together discuss and find out solutions as well as draw lessons learned
Language
The course will be delivered in Vietnamese. Course materials will be provided in Vietnamese
Schedule

Day

Session

Content

Day 1

Morning

Opening

Orientation

Opening remarks

Self-introduction

Fundamentals of Climate Change

- Research history of climate change

- Characteristics of climate change

- The nature of climate change impact

Afternoon

Climate change actors and consequences

- Greenhouse effect

- Sea level rise

- Natural disasters

- Practice: Brainstorming on the awareness of the sectors/localities/individuals on the climate change

Day 2

Morning

Climate change impact assessment

- Identify climate change impacts: types, levels and scope of CC impacts

- CC impact assessment methods: quantative and qualitative

- CC impact assessment process

- Tools for CC impact assessment

Group work: down-scaling CC impacts on a sector/locality

Afternoon

Group work presentation and discussion

Vietnam and International Institutional Framework for CC

Agreements/conventions/policies on climate change

Day 3

Morning

Climate change impact mitigation

- Concepts

- Methods for climate change impact mitigation

- Co-benefit integrated mitigation methods

Discussion: Developing an action plan for climate change impact mitigation

Afternoon

Climate change adaptation

- Concepts of adaptation

- CC adaptation methods

Some tools and documents supporting for climate change adaptation planning

Fee
7 million VND/participant (the tuition fee includes course materials and refreshments and must be paid prior to the course commencement).
Venue
Hanoi: AITVN, B3 Building, University of Transportation and CCommunication, Lang Thuong, Dong Da, Hanoi
Registration
Participants need to fill in an application form and send the completed form to EDS-AITCV at least 10 days before the commencement of the course
Contact
Nguyen Phuong Thao (Ms.)
Program Officer
Tel: +84-8-3910 7473/7423 Ext: 106
Mobile: 0983 288 117