Training Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation, March 2018

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Event Dates

12 March to 23 March

The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative, with the support of the UNDP, will host a training programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation, March 12-23 2018, in Bangkok.

*Click here to apply by December 11*

The training programme aims to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action. Content focuses on: 

  • Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific
  • Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options
  • Proposal development 

 

The target audiences for the training include:

  • Policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private sector, who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans; and 
  • Experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non- governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments. 

 

The training programme is limited to 25 participants: Ten participants from target countries under UNDP's 'Economics of Climate Change Adaptation' capacity-building programme (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses. Five participants from Thailand and ten participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis. 

Deadline for applications: 11 December 2017 

Website for submission of applications: www.ecca.rrcap.ait.asia

The course is totally free of charge. The self-funded participants need to cover their travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.

For more information, please email ecca@rrcap.ait.asia