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					Program content                                              Certification
Module 1: Science of climate change:          On successful completion of the program,
Fundamental concepts related to the           the participants will be awarded a joint

science of climate dynamics, natural          certificate from TERI, IGES and TDLC.
forcing of the climate system, greenhouse
effect, natural and anthropogenic drivers
of climate change, methods and tools to
detect changes in the climate, modeling,
                                                      Activity                Dates
observed changes in the climate and
causes behind climate change, scientific      Registration              21 Feb–31 Mar ’11
evidence of climate change, and so on.        Introductory VC session   8 Apr ’11
                                              Module 1 (including VC)   11 Apr–23 Apr ’11     Blended Learning Programme on
Module 2: Impacts of climate change:
Impacts of climate change on different        Module 2 (including VC)   25 Apr–7 May ’11
sectors and regions of the world.             Module 3 (including VC)   9 May–21 May ’11     Science and policy of
Module 3: Coping with climate change:
Potential to harm societies and
                                              Module 4 (including VC)
                                              Concluding VC session
                                                                        23 May–4 Jun ’11
                                                                        8 Jun ’11           climate change
                                                             How to Apply
ecosystems, in particular, agriculture,
forestry, water resources, human
health, coastal settlements and natural
ecosystems. This module will cover the
following topics:                                       Online registration at:                   8 April – 8 june 2011
    Vulnerability assessment            

                                                      Venue and Inquiries

l   Concept of adaptation
l   Types of adaptation
l   Costs of coping with climate change
Module 4: Action and political economy:
l   Negotiations, including the outcomes of   The Energy and Resources Institute
    the recent COP16 to the UNFCCC;           Core 6C, India Habitat Centre,
                                              Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
l   Climate-change policies such as those     Contact: Vinod Bhargava
    promoting low-carbon technologies         Tel: +91 98110 09263
    or lifestyle changes in key mitigation    Email:
    sectors; and
l   Linking the negotiations with public
    policy, looking back at developments at
    COP16 and forward to the possibilities
    at COP17.                                     Connecting the World through Learning
Background                                      Learning outcomes                               Program approach
Few issues pose a greater challenge to          After completion of the program, the            The program will commence with an
economic prosperity and human security          participants will be able to:                   introductory videoconference session that
than climate change. It represents one of the                                                   will provide an overview of the course
                                                l   Develop a holistic understanding of
biggest environmental, social and economic                                                      structure and the core concepts.
                                                    the climate-change problem, which can
threats facing the planet.
                                                    potentially affect all dimensions of life   The 8-week program will consist of four
This eight-week, blended learning program           (business, society, environment, etc);      learning modules spread over two weeks
has been jointly developed by The Energy        l   Acquire technical skills required to        each. The duration of each module will
and Resources Institute (TERI) and the              address problems with respect to the        be 20 learning hours. The program will
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies       varied dimensions of climate change;        be delivered through a blended learning
(IGES), in collaboration with the World                                                         format comprising video-recorded lectures,
Bank Tokyo Development Learning Centre          l   Identify, create, and reflect upon          academic articles and multimedia among
(TDLC).                                             ‘integrated approaches’ and appropriate     others. It will be made available through the
                                                    interventions that may lead to taking       Moodle learning management system.
The program follows an interdisciplinary            necessary action and coping with climate
approach and is enriched by audio, video,           change; and                                 In order to ascertain assimilation, the
and interactive web-based content. It uses                                                      participants will be evaluated on
the latest information and communication        l   Put theory into practice by
technology (ICT) tools and techniques and                                                         • Participation (20%)
                                                    • Applying science into policy making;
also employs a unique format of learning                                                          • Completion of the course (10%)
through video conferencing by utilizing the         • Exploring the risks and opportunities
                                                      for business;                               • Intermediate assignments (70%)
facilities of Global Development Learning
Network (GDLN) - an initiative started and          • Formulating sound strategies for

                                                                                                At the end of the program, there will be a
developed by the World Bank in 2000.                  adaptation and mitigation; and            concluding videoconference during which
                                                    • Understanding the interface between       a synthesis of the concepts presented
                                                                                                throughout the course modules will be

                                                Target audience
                                                      development and climate change.
                                                                                                provided. The session will also summarize
    Build capacities of individuals and

                                                                                                Registration fees
                                                                                                key themes and present the way forward.
    organisations in the Asia-Pacific region
    towards better understanding of climate
    change dynamics;                            The program has been customised for:
l   Evolve an interdisciplinary approach        l   Development practitioners
                                                                                                Group 1 countries
    towards understanding the various           l   Policy makers
                                                                                                (Australia, Japan, Korea,     US$ 300 per
    challenges posed by climate change; and     l   Corporate sector                            Taiwan, Singapore, and         participant
l   Provide participants an opportunity to      l   Graduates and mid-level professionals       Hong Kong)
    demonstrate functional knowledge of the
    core issues of climate change through       The participants should have:                   Group 2 countries
                                                                                                                              US$ 150 per
    analysis and diagnosis of real-world        – Proficiency in English language; and          (All other countries in
    problems.                                   – Strong commitment and subject interest        Asia Pacific region)

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