Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds HELLEN DAWO: From the rapid melting of the ice in the Arctic and the Tibetan Plateau, risks to water supply in South Africa and increased temperatures in Australia, climate change is a global issue that affects each continent deeply. The scientific evidence calls for action from everyone. This is a story that you may have heard, time and time again. However, what is the scientific evidence? Who is the IPCC? What have global leaders been doing? Are they doing enough? And how can we, as organisations, adapt and respond to climate change? Think of using subsidies to stimulate organic farming, changing policies that encourage use of public transport, or redesign public space. A lot of these decisions are influenced by other actors.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 seconds These different actors, on global, national, and local levels, make decisions, or don’t that affect day-to-day life. The organisation of how decisions about society are made make up governance. Governance decisions determine how much we pay for the food in the supermarket. They determine the amount and quality of water flowing from the tap, and the security of our electricity supply. This online course on climate adaptation governance was created by an experienced multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Groningen, in cooperation with the Global Centre on Adaptation. Together, we will provide you with the latest scientific information on climate change, theories of governance, and finance in relation to climate governance.
Skip to 2 minutes and 4 seconds With this, we hope to provide you with a wider perspective on climate adaptation governance, which will help you in your work or studies. Join us.