3-week Online Course - Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building

Opportunity Type: Other

There is broad scientific consensus that climate change is occurring and is caused by human actions. However, there is a limited implementation of climate adaptation to help create resilient local communities. Local and regional governments have access to a wide range of resources that can help them become more resilient to climate impacts. Even with this information, communities still face significant barriers bridging the gap from planning to action.

In order to sufficiently engage the public on climate change, it is important to understand how people relate to this issue. In particular, what prompts individuals to take action or become involved in an issue. If we are looking for community members to collaboratively solve complex issues to achieve climate resilience, then we need to have a thorough understanding why people engage in an issue or specific behaviors. 

This module will provide guidance on how to effectively engage the general public in order to build the political will and public support needed for implementation. Learn how to identify and implement an effective communication and engagement strategy through evidence-based tactics, including a stakeholder process that can be used to develop place-based responses. The course will also touch on the inequity of impact to populations due to climate change and build an understanding of the social justice ramifications associated with climate change vulnerabilities.

Registration Cost - $333.33 - $548.00