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Macroeconomics of Climate Change - Economics of Adaptation (MCCx-EA)

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Session No.: OL 23.130

Location: Course conducted online

Date: January 1, 2023 - April 15, 2023 (15 weeks)

Delivery Method: Online Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    All government officials are welcome to register. Officials in finance, economy, and planning ministries who provide advice on macroeconomic policies or implement policy will find the course particularly beneficial.

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    Qualifications

    Some knowledge of economics is helpful. Access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser is essential.

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    Course Description

    This online course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, Fiscal Affairs Department, and Research Department, serves as the fourth in a six-part "Macroeconomics of Climate Change (MCCx)" series. In this offering, you will learn about the definition of adaptation, as well as policies and strategies for promoting and mainstreaming adaptation. You will also learn about DIGNAD, a climate modeling tool countries can use to analyze their resilience to climate shocks.

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    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, you will:

    • Define adaptation to climate change and explain why it can be macrocritical.
    • Identify policies to promote investment in adaptation to climate change. 
    • Explain the three-pillar based strategy to design and mainstream adaptation policies.
    • Describe the main features of DIGNAD, a climate modeling tool, and understand the scenarios that can be analyzed in a typical application.
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