Climate Adaptation Competency Framework

There are many unknown implications of climate change on labour markets. However, climate change will undoubtedly have broad consequences for employment, including workforce regulations, the growth of new green jobs, and identifying skills gaps.

The Climate Adaptation Competency Framework, developed by Adaptation Learning Network, 

  • provides a defined set of competencies to ensure that individuals and teams have the necessary expertise and abilities to perform functions that contribute to climate action;
  • is a practical approach for managing workforce development and performance monitoring in this interdisciplinary professional field;
  • helps those hiring and those applying for jobs to understand what skills, behaviours and attitudes are needed to perform climate adaptation work effectively;
  • provides a basis for instructional designers, who build courses for training and educational purposes, to identify learning outcomes focused on climate-related issues, hazards, and solutions. 

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Climate Adaptation Competencies at a Glance


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