CASTT Adaptation Academy Course on Climate Change and Adaptation

This course is a part of the CASTT Adaptation Academy’s training programmes to enhance the ability of developing countries to conduct vulnerability and adaptation assessments and reporting and the implementation of national adaptation actions, including the countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in their Biennial Transparency Report.

For whom?

Early to mid-career professionals from developing countries with relevant background or working in the field of climate change and adaptation.

This is a special course for which about 25 fellowships (covering: tuition fee, return ticket from home country of participant to the Netherlands, accommodation, health insurance and daily allowance), are available. Only candidates from developing countries can apply for this course and the fellowship.

Applicants must also submit a motivation letter using the specified template together with the application.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 10 October 2022
End: 28 October 2022
Deadline IHE application: 01 July 2022 - 23.59 (CET)

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content

Topics included in the course are:

  • Climate change and related hazards and risks on different sectors and scales
  • Paris Agreement on climate change, Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), and NDCs for developing countries
  • Climate change impacts and vulnerability assessments – data, tools and approaches
  • Climate change adaptation approaches for different sectors and adaptation planning process
  • Critical review of country specific climate change adaptation plans, monitoring and evaluation system and NDC reports.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ms Titia van der Zee, fellowship and admission officer.

About the CASTT Adaptation Academy

The Climate Action and Support Transparency Training (CASTT) Adaptation Academy, was initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, in collaboration with five research and educational institutions.

Designed to provide a multi-week training programme on the Paris Agreement, with a focus on the adaptation reporting aspects of the enhanced transparency framework, the Adaptation Academy will aim to enhance technical capacity for adaptation assessments, planning, policy frameworks and coordination across ministries and governance levels to act on climate change.


(CASTT) Adaptation Academy is initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):


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