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Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability Assessment
Start time 14/03/2016
Duration
5 days
Objectives
In many countries, governments are seeking advice from a wide range of disciplines on the potential impacts of climate change on the environment and their society and economy. Developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts because they have fewer resources to adapt: socially, technologically and financially.

The training course is designed to help scientists or practitioners to address methods and tools suitable for assessing the climate change impacts and vulnerability. It provides basic concepts and useful tools and gives practical examples, taken mostly from the researches of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), Asian Institute of Technology and climate change projects in Asia developing countries including Vietnam. After the course, participants will be able to build up impact and vulnerability assessment researches for establishing actions for Climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Topic
The main topics of the course are:
• The nature of climate change impacts
• Why is climate change impact assessment necessary?
• Climate change impact assessment approaches
• Assessment method and tools
• Integrated climate change impacts assessment
• Vulnerability assessment: concepts and methodology
• Climate change impact & vulnerability assessment by sector
Target Participants
Staff of governmental agencies at the central/local levels and research institutions who are in charge of establishing policies, programs, projects on climate change adaptation/mitigation or other individuals who are concerned on GIS application in climate change adaptation planning
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


        

          

DEFINITION OF CLIMATE CHANGE


        
          

 - Video clip “Synthesis report of climate change by IPPC, 2007


        
          

 - Brief definition of climate change
            

          


        

          

Afternoon


        

          

THE NATURE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS


        
          

 - Observation of historical trends of climate change and CC scenarios


        
          

 - Causes and impacts of climate change


        
          

 - Practical exercise: Brainstorming on the awareness of sectors, locals and individuals on impacts of climate change
            

          


        

          

Day 2


        

          

Morning


        

          

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT


        
          

 - Why is climate change impact assessment necessary


        
          

 - Climate change impact approaches


        
          

 - Steps for climate change impact assessment
            

          


        

          

Afternoon


        

          

ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TOOLS FOR CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT (THROUGH 7 STEPS)


        
          

 - Definition of the problem


        
          

 - Selection of the method


        
          

 - Testing the method


        
          

 - Selection of scenarios


        
          

 - Assessment of biophysical & socio-economic impacts


        
          

 - Assessment of autonomous adjustments


        
          

 - Evaluation of adaptation strategies
            

          


        

          

Day 3


        

          

Morning


        

          

INTEGRATED CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ASSESSMENT


        
          

 - Concepts of integrated climate change impact assessment


        
          

 - Integrated approach for Sustainable development and climate change impact assessment


        
          

 - Co-benefit approach for climate change and air quality management
            

          


        

          

Afternoon


        

          

OVERVIEW OF VULNERABLE ASSESSMENT


        
          

 - Vulnerability: Concepts and insights


        
          

 - Overview of the development of vulnerability assessment


        
          

 - Key steps for Vulnerability Assessment
            

          


        

          

Day 4


        

          

Morning


        

          

CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT


        
          

  - Issues to Consider at Beginning a vulnerability assessment


        
          

 - Data and information needed for VA


        
          

 - Using climate information for VA


        
          

 - Sensitivity analysis


        
          

 - Adaptive capacity analysis


        
          

 - Assessing vulnerability
            

          


        

          

Afternoon


        

          

CLIMATE IMPACT & VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT PRACTICE BY SECTOR


        
          

  - Reading material: Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies (by UNEP)


        
          

 - Using VA for CCA planning,
            

          


        
          

 - Practical example of Vulnerability Assessment
            

          


        

          

Day 5


        

          

Morning


        

          

-Group work: Climate impact & vulnerability assessment practice by one of the following sectors: Water resources, Coastal zones, Agriculture, Rangeland and Livestock, Human Health, Energy, Forest, Biodiversity, Fisheries  


        

          

Afternoon


        

          

  - Group work and presentation


        


Fee
11 million VND/participant (the tuition fee includes course materials and refreshments and must be paid prior to the course commencement).
Venue
Ho Chi Minh City: AITVN, 6th floor, FCC Building, 45 Dinh Tien Hoang, Dist. 1, HCM. City.
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