Course Introduction:

The course discusses how local authorities can adapt to climate change and increase their climate resilience. We start by discussing climate change projections and scenarios and further explore the policy implications of climate change projections in a case study. We will identify tools to measure climate change vulnerabilities and practice by assessing their own local context.

After that, we zoom in on the design and planning of sustainable development policies. Attention is paid to the integration of smart solutions for food, water, energy and transport as well as to city-region relations. In a special module, we explore instruments for financing climate adaptation. Further, we will address change management and how to deal with obstacles during the implementation of climate policies.

In interactive sessions, best practices from different parts of the world are discussed and linked to the context of the participants. In addition, we visit inspiring examples from the Netherlands, such as a climate-proof neighbourhood of Culemborg, combining green buildings with smart energy and waste management, urban farming in Rotterdam, and projects to adapt to floods and rising sea levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concepts of climate change, climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience
  • Increase insight in climate change scenarios and policy implications
  • Assess climate vulnerabilities
  • Design climate policies and action plans
  • Implement and finance climate policies with stakeholders in your organisation and community
  • Mainstreaming sustainablity and climate actions in your organisation

After this course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for professionals from government agencies, civil society and non-governmental organisations who work directly to implement and support policies which combat the effects of climate change.

Practical Information

The course fee is € 2450,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation is not included. Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues in this course. Email us for more information. The course language is English.

If you have questions regarding this programnme, please contact us at info@thehagueacademy.com or call +31 70-3738695.

Application Procedure

The deadline to apply is 29 September 2019.

Funding Opportunities

Participants in our courses are predominantly funded by their own employer (municipalities, Ministries, NGOs and training or research institutes) or by a donor or development agency. If you are looking for additional funding opportunities, there are a few organisations you could approach. Learn more

Nuffic Fellowship Opportunities

The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) offers fellowships for training courses as part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) and MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP). Both programmes seek to increase capacity building in organisations with fellowships to professionals from eligible countries. Nuffic fellowship information for this 2019 course is not available at the moment.

If you’re a professional from Indonesia, then you may be eligible for STUNED-fellowships.

Payment

After submitting your completed application, you will receive a confirmation of your course registration and an invoice. The payment deadline is 4-weeks before the start of the training course.

Payments can be made by bank transfer or by PayPal. We offer the option of paying in one or two installments. An advance payment of 50% secures your reservation for the training until the payment deadline. However, your participation in the course is guaranteed only after receipt of full payment prior to the 4-week deadline.

If no payment is received before that deadline, then your registration will automatically be canceled. Please note that The Hague Academy accepts registrations on a first pay, first served policy.

Visa Applications

Some countries require a visa to enter the Netherlands. Please check with The Netherlands or the embassy for the visa requirements related to your country. Because of the length of time needed for the visa procedure, we advise you to start this process as soon as possible.  The Hague Academy we will send you an acceptance letter which will assist you in arranging your visa, but only after we confirm your payment.

Cancellation

Payments received before the deadline will be reimbursed. However, an administration fee of €150 will be charged to fulfill this request. We strongly encourage you to start with the visa application procedure at least six weeks before the start of the training programme in order to prevent late cancellation.

A cancellation fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged for participants cancelling between four and two weeks prior to the start of the training. If you cancel your participation within the two-week period before the start of the course, then you will be required to pay 80% of the course fee.

In the event that you cannot attend the course, it is possible to nominate a suitably qualified candidate to replace you without extra charge.

The Hague Academy for Local Governance reserves the right to cancel a course if the number of participants is insufficient or due to any other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, your payment will be 100% reimbursed. Other costs such as transportation or hotel cannot be reimbursed.

Contact Information

For questions about this course and procedures, or to inquire about our tailor-made courses on citizen participation, please contact us by email at info@thehagueacademy.com, or dial +31-70-3738695.