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.
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
|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|
|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.|
|The course will be delivered in Vietnamese. Course materials will be provided in Vietnamese.|
|11 million VND/participant (the tuition fee includes course materials and refreshments and must be paid prior to the course commencement).|
|Ho Chi Minh City: AITVN, 6th floor, FCC Building, 45 Dinh Tien Hoang, Dist. 1, HCM. City.|
|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|
Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability Assessment
Nguyen Phuong Thao (Ms.)
Tel: +84-8-3910 7473/7423 Ext: 106
Mobile: 0983 288 117