This one-day workshop teaches local and state planners about climate change, as well as the planning processes and actions that can help their communities prepare for climate change impacts. Course materials, including presentations, handouts, and lessons learned, are available for a few regions through partner websites. These materials must be customized for other states or communities. The Center may be able to provide assistance creating similar workshops for other regions in the following ways:
- Identification of climate expertise in your area
- Guidance on stakeholder engagement methods
- Customization of workshop design and process
- Facilitation of the workshop
Please see the full description of this workshop.
What You Will Learn
After completing this course, participants will be able to
- Recognize basic climate science principles
- Identify expected climate change impacts both locally and in the world
- List the fundamentals of adapting to climate change, including the planning process and conducting a risk and vulnerability assessment
- Recognize the need to engage all stakeholders in climate change preparedness activities
- Indicate the barriers to adaptation and recognize some tools to overcome them
- Identify existing regulations and how they impact their state’s ability to prepare for climate change
This training is provided by request and will be fulfilled as resources are available. Classes can be taught at the NOAA Coastal Services Center training facility or brought to your organization. The Center reserves the right to cancel the course in the event of low enrollment. The cost is minimal for participants and host organizations. Please review the on-site host responsibilities, costs, and site requirements. To apply to host a course at your location, please fill out our host form, and a trainer will contact you.
For additional course or individual registration information, e-mail