Professional Development

Learning to Adapt

Learning to Adapt

Learning to Adapt is EIANZ's climate change adaptation professional development program for established environmental professionals delivering practical, hands on skills and knowledge at the postgraduate level.

The program provides leadership to a broad range of professionals by bringing together leading scientists, regulators, policy developers and business people to discuss approaches to climate change risk and adaptation measures. The forums provide a unique opportunity to understand what is happening in very segmented areas and to understand the necessity for a cross-sectorial approach.

In recognition of the evolving space, Learning to Adapt has moved from discussion and information updates to providing skills development and training on climate change risk assessment, legislation and regulation, climate change impacts and carbon management.

The course is run over three separate full days of intensive collaborative learning with opportunities to apply your learning with your peers.

Learning to Adapt is designed by experienced sustainability educators to engage participants in case studies and exercises presented by recognised expert guest speakers in climate change adaptation.

Learning to Adapt was originally developed by the New South Wales Division and has been running since 2010 with events in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 based at the University of NSW and Sydney City venues with over 400 professionals trained.

The EIANZ Climate Change Special Interest Section has worked to expand the Learning to Adapt series, with events held in Victoria and Queensland in 2015 and plans to continue to roll-out the program across Australia and New Zealand.

Upcoming Learning to Adapt courses are found under the events section here →