Topic outline

  • This course provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        This course addresses the subject matter from a technical perspective. It is designed for a range of stakeholders. Individuals who would especially benefit from taking this course include: 

        • Policy-makers 
        • Development practitioners and programme managers 
        • Sectoral specialists and academics 
        • Trainers and extension agents
        • You will learn about

          • General facts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector 
          • Impacts of climate change on the sector and specific elements on marine fisheries, inland fisheries and aquaculture 
          • Main responses to climate change including: Adaptation measures and their practical application through case studies; and mitigation measures to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint

          • Course structure

            The course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 10 to 60 minutes duration each: 

            Lesson 1 – Introduction 

            Lesson 2 – Understanding climate change 

            Lesson 3 – Adaptation 

            Lesson 4 – Mitigation 

            Lesson 5 – Takeaway messages 

            • Partners

              European Union (EU)

              Support was provided by the Government of Japan through the project ‘Improved fisheries management for sustainable use of marine living resources in the face of changing systems’ (GCP/INT/228/JPN)

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