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The goal of the Adaptation Learning Network: Inspiring Climate Action project is to build British Columbia’s capacity to adapt to climate change by providing working professionals with education, training and networking opportunities.

The project focuses on three areas: 

  1. Designing and delivering professional training in climate change adaptation
  2. Developing a Climate Change Adaptation Competency Framework
  3. Growing a network of climate change adaptation professionals 
To read an overview of the Adaptation Learning Network: Inspiring Climate Action project, check out the Project Description
The Inspiring Climate Action project is implemented in three phases

Early in the project, we focused on gathering information from stakeholders to identify existing courseware and learning needs on climate change adaptation in British Columbia. This involved the following activities: 

a) Gap Analysis. This process helped us identify relevant and available courseware with content related to climate change adaptation. We concentrated on the offerings of the BC Professional Associations and the BC Post-Secondary Institutions that collaborate with us on this project.

b) Survey. We conducted a survey with members of the participating BC Professional Associations to know more about their professional development needs and interests. Through the survey, we gathered information about their knowledge on climate change and climate change adaptation, as well as the relevance of these topics to their professional practice. We also learned about their topics of interest for continuing education programs with an emphasis on climate adaptation. The results will be used to inform next steps in the Adaptation Learning Network: Inspiring Climate Action project.  


c) Challenge Dialogue Process. This collaborative effort focused on collecting feedback from our partners, experts in climate change adaptation, Indigenous leaders, and researchers to identify priorities and opportunities that contribute to increasing capacity in climate adaptation and resilience in BC. 
We produced a series of documents to collect feedback, compile responses, and summarize results. We also organized a Challenge Dialogue Workshop that brought together nearly 50 climate change adaptation influencers from across BC. At the end of the Workshop, participants submitted evaluations and provided feedback about the expected outcomes of the workshop.