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Webinar Series: Building Adaptation Skills for a Changing Climate

The Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program, led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is launching a fall webinars series focused on sharing experiences on how to build climate change adaptation skills. The key objectives of the webinar series are to:

1) present training, tools and resources for integrating climate change adaptation considerations in professional practice; and

2) highlight key messages/learning that are transferable to other organizations/sectors/regions interested in building adaptation skills and delivering training. Presenters will share information on activities, such as courses, workshops, networks and internships, which helped engineers, planners, resource managers, recent graduates and others develop the competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviour) needed to act on adaptation.

The first webinar, Building Adaptation Skills for Engineers is being held on September 15, 2-3pm AST. The webinar will feature the following presentations:

Building Climate Resilience and Collaboration in Manitoba: A focus on the Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) collaborative program of foundational courses, as well as look at the developed resiliency network – Curt Hull, Sustainability Consultant and Project Director, Climate Change Connection, Winnipeg

The Infrastructure Resilience Professional Credential: Developing and recognizing infrastructure adaptation skills. A review of the courses and requirements that make up the Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential – Paul Cobb, Manager, Training Services, Climate Risk Institute. 

Trying to ‘Adapt’ Engineers to use Climate Adaptation Knowledge on Critical Infrastructure: A New Brunswick Approach. A look at adaptation projects being completed throughout New Brunswick (NB), including the “Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building for NB Engineers” project. – Serge Dupuis, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Université de Moncton

Register for the webinar here.

Registration for the remaining webinars will be released soon.

  • Building Adaptation Skills for Planners – Late September / Early October

  • Building Adaptation Skills and Qualifications: Key Considerations for Upskilling the Workforce of Tomorrow – Early / Mid October

  • Building Adaptation Skills for Indigenous Communities – Late October

  • Building Adaptation Skills for Water Management – Early / Mid November

  • Building Adaptation Skills in Economic Sectors – Late November

  • Building Adaptation Skills for Young Professionals – December 7, 2 - 3 pm AST

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