Adaptation Learning Network Final Report

Submitted by ICA Editor | published 22nd Apr 2022 | last updated 26th Jan 2023
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Adaptation Learning Network 2019-22: Final Report

The ALN project has been a climate-adaptation capacity-building initiative, led by Dr. Robin Cox, and operated through the Resilience by Design Lab at Royal Roads University. Over the past few years, we collaborated with six BC universities to design and deliver 11 courses on climate adaptation topics, all now available as open educational resources. Over a 15-month period, 576 people enrolled in these courses, and each university is continuing to offer the courses into the future. We consulted with many climate adaptation experts, and then built and tested the use of the Climate Adaptation Competency Framework. We developed and then operationalized a Climate Action Micro-credential Strategy to sustain the value and reach of ALN courses. And finally, we developed an active network of change-makers, through events, social media, webinars, podcasts, and this newsletter.

The project was funded by Natural Resources Canada, the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Climate Action Secretariat, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. We have created the Adaptation Learning Network: Final Report as a digital, multi-media, and open-licensed web-book, using a tool called Pressbooks. It tells the story of the ALN project from start to finish, well, soft finish as we have some additional funding from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to continue work on the Climate Adaptation Competency Framework and build some additional courses.