E-learning Course: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in African Cities

An e-learning course to understand the drivers and impacts of climate change in cities, and to learn about various planning and decision-making approaches for climate change adaptation in African cities.

Students will learn about climate change and its impact on cities, social vulnerability and its determination in the context of African cities, and urban climate resilience. They will also learn about various planning methods for climate change adaptation and mitigation, discuss tools for decision-making, and gain insights from case studies in various African cities.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Define social vulnerability. Describe methods to determine social vulnerability to climate change.
  2. What is an urban climate resilience framework?
  3. What are the existing barriers to climate change adaptation and mitigation in African cities? How can these barriers be overcome?

About the Tool

Tool Name Planning for Climate Change in African Cities
Discipline Geography, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change and Urbanization; urban risk and vulnerability in the context of climate change;  climate change adaptation
Climate Topic Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance

Climate and the Anthroposphere

Type of Tool E-learning course
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Africa
Language English
Developed by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, African Local Government Academy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute for Housing and Urban Development
Hosted at Coursera
Link https://www.coursera.org/learn/climate-change-africa
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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