Tuition Fee: 
875€ p.P.
725€ p.P. Early Bird
Enrollment before June 1st 

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Hessische Str. 1-2
10115 Berlin


Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE)
Hessische Str. 1-2
10115 Berlin

Climate Proofing of Infrastructure Investments

Do you believe that future investments might be at risk if they do not consider climate change scenarios? Do you want to make sure that your infrastructure investments (soft and hard infrastructure, e.g. parks, reserves, bridges, roads) withstand future climate change impacts? Do you want to make sure that your infrastructure investments (soft and hard infrastructure, e.g. parks, reserves, bridges, roads) withstand future climate change impacts? This training course will equip you with a practical set of tools to climate-proof your infrastructure investments!

Developing countries, emerging economies, and investment banks are investing billions in durable infrastructure every year. However, they often fail to take account of future climate change in their planning. As a result, new infrastructure projects (e.g. from the agriculture, transportation, or energy sector) are being implemented without consideration of climate change risks. This leads to high potential for damage, loss and misguided investment with potentially serious consequences for the economy and society. For this reason, infrastructure adapted to the impacts of climate change is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. From this starting point, this training aims to instruct participants in how to take climate-related risks into consideration, when planning investments into infrastructure. 

Course Objectives

The overall objective of the training course is to provide participants with a sound knowledge on how to assess and reduce climate-related risks for infrastructure investments. This training focuses on methodological aspects of climate proofing and participants will learn via a case study about the infrastructure investment process, existing tools to assess climate risks, and about options to integrate climate change adaptation in infrastructure projects. At the end of the course, participants will be able to analyse infrastructure projects with regard to climate change risks, threats, and opportunities. 

Course Content

  • Identification of entry points for climate risk reduction within the infrastructure investment process
  • Performance of a risk assessment to identify underlying reasons for climate risk within your infrastructure investment 
  • Identification of adaptation and mitigation options and entry points in infrastructure projects, incl. mainstreaming of identified climate change response options 
  • Simple cost-benefit analyses in the context of climate change response options for infrastructure investments 

General information

The training course takes place at the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Course hours are from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted. The tuition fee is 875,- euros per participant. If you enrol before June 1st 2020, the Early Bird tuition fee applies: 725.- euros.

This includes:

  • 5-day training course
  • Catering during coffee breaks
  • Photo-Documentation
  • Certificate of participation

Individual costs for travel, accommodation, visa fees, insurance and personal allowances are not included.

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