Training Offered by Nonprofits and Other Institutions
As climate change impacts have become more visible and the need for preparation and response has heightened, nonprofit organizations, universities and other entities have established training programs to support municipal and county officials confronted with challenging issues. Below are training programs offered by mission-driven organizations. The Institute will add information about other training opportunities as we become aware of it.
Security and Sustainability Forum Webinar Series
Duration: 60-90 minutes each
Audience: These webinars are designed for local government officials and staff, industry decision makers, the general public and sustainability, resilience and adaptation professionals.
The Security and Sustainability Forum Webinar Series offers learning events about climate security, which they define as the threats to society from a changing climate and related disruptions to natural systems. These free webinars convene experts on food and water security, public health, economic vitality, infrastructure, governance and other climate adaptation and resilience topics. Recent webinars, which are located in their archive, have included topics such as state and local climate policies, innovative climate solutions, what to know about electric vehicles, identifying data tracking options for sustainability goals and more. Visit the webinar archive at http://securityandsustainabilityforum.org/archives/webinars.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Contribution Analysis Training
Audience: Local government officials and staff
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Contribution Analysis Toolkit is offered by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and online training is available with the toolkit. Training opportunities include recorded webinars and on-demand, self-guided online training on how to complete a contribution analysis. Topics include mathematical concepts, weather analysis, census data collection, weather data collection, economic data collection, data entry and more. The contribution analysis process is designed to assist communities with identifying the biggest drivers influencing greenhouse gas performance of communities. By accounting for significant sources of noise in the data, this approach aims to provide communities with a more through understanding of the nature of the problem they are trying to solve. [Note - scroll down on the linked page to see the training offerings.]