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Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (Basic)

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Course Description

In line with the APO’s Green Productivity Program, this course offers an introduction to multidisciplinary perspectives on climate change to comprehend how it affects people as individuals, members of local communities, citizens of countries, and part of the global community. Participants will explore the science of climate change, its impacts, current methodology to alleviate those impacts, and future measures to adapt to climate change. The course will cover the following modules:

Module 1:        The Science and Impacts of Climate Change: The Science of Climate Change, Interconnectedness of Earth Cycles, and Global Interactions

Module 2:        Energy Usage: Current and Future Energy Use Worldwide and Trends in Future Energy Production. Quiz on Modules 1 and 2

Module 3:        Environmental Economics: How Climate Change Affects the Environment, Economics, and Social Aspects across Borders

Module 4:        Mitigation Measures: Current Measures to Alleviate Climate Change Impacts

Module 5:        Climate Change Adaptation: Programs, Policies, and Legislation Designed to Adapt to Climate Change. Quiz on Modules 3, 4, and 5

Module 6:        Future Focus: Alleviating the Impacts of Climate Change for Present and Future Generations

Module 7:        Final Exam

Course objective:

This course is to help participants understand the science, impacts, mitigation measures, policy framework, and adaptation strategies that can be implemented on individual, community, national, and global levels to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Important Notes:

1) Participants who register to take this course and pass the final examination with a score of 70% or higher will be eligible to receive the APO certificate. Please note that the final examination can only be taken once. Therefore, you decide when you choose to take the examination. Please note that the self-assessment quizzes are for your own evaluation and have no connection with the final examination results.

2) The above is applicable only to participants from APO member countries. Participants from nonmember countries are welcome to take the course for self-improvement, though they will not receive APO certificate.


Participants are expected to finish the course before the following date:

Time: 05:00AM (UTC+09:00, Tokyo)

Date: 31 December 2017


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