Training - Mainstreaming Climate Change

Free Download: Workshop Series on Mainstreaming Climate Change

The Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme created a series of training workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Change to support national and regional stakeholders to launch mainstreaming activities in their areas. The series consists of 11 modules, and we have provided the PowerPoint presentations for each module in the Key Documents Box on this page. A summary of the objectives and outcomes for each module are included below. We hope that stakeholders will find these materials useful.

Learning objectives

  • To be aware of the benefits and the challenges of mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation in national development planning and budgeting
  • To be familiar with a framework and tools available for mainstreaming climate change

Expected outcomes

  • To convince key decision makers about the need to mainstreaming climate change into national development planning and budgeting
  • To share your views, knowledge and experience
  • To be able to identify country needs for follow-up actions

Learning objectives

  • To enhance knowledge on climate change and its potential impacts
  • To enhance knowledge on impacts of climate change at regional and sectoral levels

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on the causes of climate change
  • Increased knowledge on the effect of greenhouse gases and their main sources

Learning objectives

  • To understand the main climate change concepts
  • To understand the climate change development linkages

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on the concepts of vulnerability, risk and hazard, adaptation, mitigation

Learning objectives

  • To understand why it is important to mainstream climate change (CC) into development planning
  • To understand the different steps of the mainstreaming of CC into development planning

 

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on mainstreaming steps
  • Increased knowledge on mainstreaming tools

Learning objective

  • To understand how to raise awareness and to proceed to screening and risk assessment processes

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on raising awareness tool
  • Increased knowledge on screening tools
  • Increased knowledge on risk assessment tools

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to assess and select adaptation and mitigation options
  • To ensure that projects address development needs

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on tools for costing and assessing adaptation and mitigation options
  • Increased knowledge on tools for prioritising and selecting adaptation and mitigation options

Learning objectives

  • To better understand the budget formulation process
  • To learn about the best entry points for integrating climate change into the budgetary process at national level
  • To provide a brief introduction of existing external sources of finance

 

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on potential entry points for mainstreaming climate change into the national budget process
  • Increased awareness on importance of ensuring that climate change is included in the budget according to national
  • policy

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to integrate climate relevant indicators in the existing national or sector monitoring system
  • To understand why the monitoring system should integrate climate relevant indicators as part of the mainstreaming process

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on mainstreaming in the country monitoring system
  • Increased knowledge on climate relevant indicators

Learning objectives

  • To understand that strengthening institutional capacity is at the core of mainstreaming climate change into development planning
  • To understand that mainstreaming climate change implies institutional changes to provide lasting results

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of the principles for institutional and capacity strengthening
  • Increased knowledge of the steps in institutional and capacity strengthening

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to integrate climate change into the project cycle
  • To avoid maladaptation
  • To ensure that projects address development needs

Expected outcomes

  • Increase knowledge of mainstreaming steps within the project cycle
  • Increase knowledge of mainstreaming tools

Learning objective

  • To understand the need to put communities first in designing appropriate climate change responses
  • To understand the need to integrate local knowledge on climate change in development planning

Expected outcomes

  • Raising awareness on the recognition and respect of the vulnerability at community level to the impacts of climate change
  • Raising awareness on the use of lessons and experiences at the local level to feed into higher levels of decision making