World Water Day 22nd March 2022
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water.
This year’s theme ‘groundwater’, draws attention to the hidden water resource.
Read about Myths, Facts and Inconvenient Truths in this speech extract from Sir James Bevan.
Financing of adaptation remains weak
“Current promises under the Paris Agreement point to global warming of 2.7°C by the end of the century. Even if the world limits warming to 1.5°C or 2°C, as outlined in the agreement, many climate risks remain. While strong mitigation is the best way to lower impacts and long-term costs, raising ambition in adaptation, in particular for financing and implementation, is critical to keep existing gaps from widening.
The report finds that the costs of adaptation are likely in the higher end of an estimated USD 140-300 billion per year by 2030 and USD 280-500 billion per year by 2050 for developing countries only. Climate finance flowing to developing countries for mitigation and adaptation planning and implementation reached USD 79.6 billion in 2019. Overall, estimated adaptation costs in developing countries are five to ten times greater than current public adaptation finance flows, and the gap is widening.”
As quoted from this UNEP article https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/step-climate-change-adaptation-efforts-or-face-huge-disruption-un
LDA and Climate Sense provide training solutions to allow organisations to plan and implement actions for climate change resilience.
Level 3 Award in Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change
The qualification is relevant to all organisations and is designed for practitioners whose activities may be impacted by a changing climate.
The qualification addresses the practical competencies required for the effective delivery of climate-resilient actions.
Level 5 Certificate in the Management of Adaptation to Climate Change
This qualification is designed for Operational Managers and Directors across all sectors. It provides training on identifying climate impacted decisions, and how best to govern those decisions to ensure they are “climate-informed”.
Participants will learn about the tried and tested practices that ensure the impacts of a changing climate can be addressed across full life cycles of decision outcomes (from short-term outcomes involving current climate, to long-term outcomes involving future climate change scenarios).
Recent feedback from our courses and webinars
the climate change module was something I’ve not really thought about before, but it’s certainly interesting to think about and think of ways to safely build resilience into the future.
Climate change was good as I was doing things day to day that would help but not knowing it was Climate change related.
can now talk to management about trying to keep improving what we do to help Climate change
make sure climate change discussions are part of the wider conversations when planning improvements to our water production processes
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