E-Learning Course on Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

8 August 2014. There are several economic tools which can be used to facilitate climate-resilient development. In order to familiarize policymakers from developing countries with these tools, the World Bank e-Institute will present an online course on the economics of climate resilient development from 8 September to 30 september 2014. Registration is open until 1 September 2014.

The course will start with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explain the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path. The course will end with a practical application of the How-to Framework, where learners will have the opportunity to put into practice their learning on how-to develop climate resilient plans, and how to factor-in the costs of adaptation. The practical application will be based upon a policy scenario in the agricultural sector, where learners will need to make decisions for managing the country’s risk to the potential threats of climate change.

Throughout the course, interactive exercises will help the users test their understanding at key points. Case studies, reference materials and other helpful resources are highlighted so as to strengthen the learning experience.

Economicss of climatee-resilient development include:
-Framing the adaptation problem and making it a challenge that can be realistically addressed;
-Identifying relevant climate risks and impacts;
-Identifying the range of adaptation options available;
-Estimating what it will cost to adapt to climate change;
-Prioritizing adaptation measures.

The primary target audience are policymakers in developing countries who have been tasked with developing climate-resilient plans (at the national or regional level) or have been asked to provide estimates of how much it will cost their country to adapt to climate change.

For more information contact Chandni Dinakaran at the following email address: cdinakaran@worldbank.org  or apply directly at this web page: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/wbi_learning/sec/app_form.cfm?sch_id=GCCKN-FY15-648.