From 2023, Sniffer will launch a new short course, Becoming Climate Resilient, designed for organisations and businesses. The course explores climate adaptation, climate risk, and opportunities to build resilience and a fairer, flourishing future.

As climate change brings about more frequent and severe disruption across the systems we all rely upon, building resilience is an increasingly urgent priority. Even if we rapidly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, we are still locked into significant climate impacts. That’s why it is important to not only focus on cutting emissions, but also to take actions to adapt to a changing climate.

Our new, 5-hour course, endorsed by the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI), focuses on climate change adaptation and resilience. Dr Kate Donovan, Co-Director of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute highlights the importance of understanding climate change adaptation:

Adaptation is critical for a thriving society and this course is fundamental in supporting a vital understanding of climate impacts, adaptation options and pathways to implementation

Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Sniffer said:

Our new training offers essential support for practitioners to understand climate risks– both now and in the future –  and how to move towards a more climate resilient future

Training will be delivered online and will consist of presentations, interactive workshops, and group discussion. The course focuses around five learning outcomes:

  • Understand responses to climate change, and what is meant by adaptation and mitigation
  • Explore climate trends and projections for Scotland and identify physical climate risks
  • Understand drivers for adaptation action
  • Identify opportunities for co-benefits of climate adaptation
  • Explore case studies of resilience and adaptation in action

Training is aimed at those with some understanding of climate change, however no specific knowledge of climate resilience and adaptation is required.

Available from Winter 22/23, the first five courses are offered at a discounted introductory rate and available for organisations or individuals. To book training, visit Eventbrite, or discuss with our team, please contact [email protected]

About Sniffer

Sniffer acts as a catalyst, fostering collaboration across sectors and places to ensure transformation towards a flourishing and fairer future for all in a changing climate. Our team work on leading edge climate resilience and adaptation projects across Scotland and internationally, including delivering the Adaptation Scotland Programme on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Sniffer is a resident organisation of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI). ECCI was established in 2010 to support the transition to a climate neutral resilient Scotland. ECCI is the University of Edinburgh’s climate change institute and provide its hub for supporting evidenced-based climate action across Scotland.

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