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https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-23
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-23

  25 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021

Review status: a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal GC and is expected to appear here in due course.

Teaching climate risk: a pilot training for tertiary students and practitioners in Brazil

Pablo Borges de Amorim1 and Pedro Luiz Borges Chaffe2 Pablo Borges de Amorim and Pedro Luiz Borges Chaffe
  • 1Graduate Program in Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, 88.040-970, Brazil
  • 2Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, 88.040-970, Brazil

Abstract. Climate change is one of the major challenges of our society thus educational resources on climate risk and adaptation are needed. In this case study, we present a short-duration training for tertiary students and practitioners about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s climate risk framework. The training uses Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy, and its suitability and benefits are evaluated with observational qualitative analysis and self-assessment of knowledge of the participants of 5 independent groups in Brazil. We find that the application of a mapping exercise using the IPCC’s climate risk framework supports learning about climate risk, as well as data interpretation, creativity, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking by the participants. This work merges the IPCC’s climate risk framework and PBL for climate risk training. The proposed training enables the teaching of climate risk in stand-alone courses and professional development training in areas which climate is an embedded component.

Pablo Borges de Amorim and Pedro Luiz Borges Chaffe

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gc-2021-23', Christopher Skinner, 04 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pablo Borges de Amorim, 29 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gc-2021-23', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pablo Borges de Amorim, 29 Oct 2021

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gc-2021-23', Christopher Skinner, 04 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pablo Borges de Amorim, 29 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gc-2021-23', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pablo Borges de Amorim, 29 Oct 2021

Pablo Borges de Amorim and Pedro Luiz Borges Chaffe

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Climate change is one of the major challenges of our society and therefore we present a climate risk training for tertiary students and practitioners. The training uses a hands-on method and was tested with 5 independent groups in Brazil. We find that the application of a mapping exercise supports learning about climate risk, as well as the development of problem-solving skills. The proposed training enables the teaching of climate risk in stand-alone courses and professional development.
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