Climate Change Adaptation

Blue CCA

Climate Change Adaptation in Marine and Coastal Area

Learning objective

The training course introduces theory and practical starting points of climate change adaptation (CCA) in coastal and marine areas. It enhances capacities among development actors and supports institutions in successfully taking action on CCA.

Target group

This training course addresses national and international professionals working in coastal and marine develop­ment projects with CCA relevance. It is particularly beneficial for participants working at the planning level and being actively involved in development and/or adaptation planning. Basic notions of climate change and CCA are advantageous.

Course Outline

The training course conveys the basic concepts of CCA in coastal and marine development, particularly climate proofing and the role of ecosystems. It highlights the following modules:

  • Applying a climate lens for different sectors
  • Risk assessment
  • Identification of adaptation options
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Appraising the institutional and cultural framework
  • Communication for effective climate change adaptation
  • Action planning


The course has a duration of 3 to 5 days and is based on a case method, which conveys teaching messages mainly through interactive practical exercises (case work). The training deals with the fictitious country Bakul, a case closely based on real-life conditions and challenges. The fictitious case allows participants to dive into a matter, free from their own work context and its biases, and reflect on the implications of the lessons learned for their “real cases”. The methodology can also be applied to a real case, yet this involves further preparation in advance of the training course in order to gather and process necessary information.
“Solutions”, successful cases curated at the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet Platform, complement the trainings by illustrating theoretical inputs and case work learning.


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