Climate change rapporteur training course

24 lessons in the 4*2-day base course

  Study units
1 Climate change in general
2 Impacts on Hungary
3 Measuring vulnerability I
4 Measuring vulnerability II
5 Enhancing flexibility I
6 Enhancing flexibility II
7 Drafting climate change strategy I
8 Drafting climate change strategy II
9 Drafting climate change strategy III
10 Drafting climate change strategy IV
11 Drafting climate change strategy V
12 Drafting climate change strategy VI
13 Financial and technical issues I
14 Financial and technical issues II
15 Financial and technical issues III
16 Financial and technical issues IV
17 Financial and technical issues V
18 Financial and technical issues VI
19 Communication, media I
20 Communication, media II
21 Communication, media III
22 Communication, media IV
23 Communication, media V
24 Communication, media VI

Detailed topics of first 2-day course

Climate change in general: facts and starting points (lesson 1)

Chapter content

I. Introduction, basic concepts

II. Basic facts and correlations: climate change as a consequence of overpopulation

III. Only a natural and intact biosphere is capable of regulating climate

IV. Examination of global climate and climate change scenarios (detailed study in a separate appendix)

V. International conventions (detailed study in a separate appendix)

VI. European Union climate protection targets (detailed study in a separate appendix)

VII. International organizations, institutions (detailed study in a separate appendix)

VIII. Impacts of measures taken so far globally and in Hungary (detailed study in a separate appendix)

IX. Principal sources of information for the general public (books, websites, films, publications) (detailed bibliography in a separate study as an attachment)

Impacts on Hungary (lesson 2)

Chapter content

I. Weather in Hungary on the basis of meteorological measurements and observations

II. Domestic regional climate dynamics research (scenarios and models)

III. Case studies on the ecological impacts of climate change in Hungary

IV. List of the most important impacts of climate change on Hungary

Measuring vulnerability, metrics (lessons 3 and 4)

Chapter content

I. Basic concepts

II. Examples of vulnerable and less vulnerable systems

III. A fictive case study on climate change

IV. Characteristics and measurement of vulnerability

V. IPCC key vulnerabilities

VI. Hierarchy, levels of organization of vulnerable systems

VII. Vulnerability case studies, interpretations and examples, by organizational level

Enhancing flexibility (lessons 5 and 6)

Chapter content

I. Basic concepts, measuring, assessing, analysing flexibility

II. System of flexibility capacities

III. Capacity catalogue

IV. Those responsible and institutions that influence policy (detailed study in a separate appendix)

V. Best practices, case studies (detailed study in a separate appendix)