Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

Event Organisers: 

TH Köln University of Applied Sciences; UN Environment


15/01/2018 to 04/03/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, January 15, 2018


Disaster has multifold impact e.g., losses of lives, devastating impact on infrastructure, damage ecosystem and undermine the development. On the top of this, Climate change is expected to aggravate existing disaster risks in many regions of the world. There is a need for increased awareness amongst practitioners, policymakers and researchers on the latest advances in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). The idea of this MOOC is to deepen the knowledge on ecosystem management, resilience and transformation, climate change adaptation to bring into practice for disaster risk reduction and for sustainable development.

Expert Track

This track is for professionals and students who seek more in-depth learning and skill development in applying ecosystem-based tools for disaster risk reduction and adaptation. The Expert Track consists of 15 units with video- presentations and accompanying self-study booklets, quizzes and a peer reviewed final assessment. The Expert Track runs over four weeks, with four hours per week.

What you will learn

  • After completion of the course, the participant will be able to Linking disaster, climate change and ecosystems and how Eco-DRR can be practiced.
  • Eecosystems and spatial tools for risk reduction and risk assessment.
  • Learning different tools for managing Eco-DRR e.g., community based tools, ecological engineering, economic valuation as well as water management tools.
  • The concept of resilience and it‘s transforming process in the view of Eco-DRR perspective and some real life example of Eco-DRR around the globe.

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