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Cities and Climate Change Academy

Climate Change Academy

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Educational modules for the Curricula of Universities, Higher Education and Training Institutions on Climate Change in Urban Areas These modules provide an overview of theory and concepts of climate change including mitigation, adaptation, risk and vulnerability, and demonstrate how climate change is a key issue in urban areas. Climate change education is needed to address the challenges of climate change and universities play an important role in transferring knowledge The modules show how cities are both affected by and contribute to climate change and how planning for climate change is essential. The project was supported by funding from the Government of Norway. The modules were developed under the Habitat UNI, the UN-Habitat partnership with universities globally. The Cities and Climate Change Academy is one of the components of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. The developers of the modules were organized in consortia of universities that collaborated intensively in the development of the modules

Objective of the Modules

How to use the Modules
Module 1: Theory and Concepts of Climate Change and Cities
Module 2: The Practice of Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Module 3: Planning for Climate Change
Module 4: Climate Change and Urban Water Cycle Management
Module 5: Climate Change and Urban Energy
Module 6: Climate Change and Urban Mobility
Module 7: Climate Change and Shelter & Housing
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