IHE Delft, the Netherlands, 25 May 2022

CASTT Adaptation Academy Course on Climate Change and Adaptation to start in September

Starting 5 September 2022, under the broader umbrella of the UNFCCC’s Climate Action Support and Transparency Training (CASTT) initiative, IHE Delft and partners will conduct a three week short course for early to mid-career professionals from developing countries working in the field of climate change and adaptation.

The course will take place in-person at IHE Delft in the Netherlands, with plans for an expanded in-person program with three regional hubs again in 2023.

Topics for the Adaptation Academy include: reporting on impacts, risks, and vulnerabilities; developing adaptation strategies, policies, plans, goals, and actions; and monitoring and evaluation of adaptation actions and processes. Participants will gain a better understanding of the official UNFCCC reporting processes — particularly around the Enhanced Transparency Framework — as well as the latest science around adaptation planning and risk assessments.

Participation in the three-week Adaptation Academy will come at no-cost to those attending, with representatives from developing countries encouraged to apply. The course will run from 5-23 September 2022 in Delft, The Netherlands. 

The application deadline is 30 June 2022. For more information and application click here.

CASTT Adaptation Academy

Under the broader umbrella of the UNFCCC’s Climate Action Support and Transparency Training (CASTT) initiative, the Adaptation Academy is designed to provide in-depth technical training for national adaptation focal points and others working on national climate policymaking, with a special emphasis on assessment and reporting aspects of national adaptation actions as part of their biennial transparency reports.

The 2021 Adaptation Academy was hosted virtually at three regional hubs focusing on Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Feedback to the first year’s coursework was overwhelmingly positive, with over 400 global applicants. Representatives of 70 countries were selected to take part in the training, learning from topical experts and engaging in cross-cultural knowledge exchanges as part of an effort to build a stronger community of practice among those involved in national adaptation programming.

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