Climate Change Adaptation

If you’re a Technically Competent Manager, it’s important that you consider whether a changing climate could affect your operations, including how it might affect your ability to comply with your permit.

If your permit was issued:

  • On or after 1 April 2023, you need to integrate climate change adaptation planning into your management system
  • Before April 2023, whilst your management system should already consider climate impacts, you need to complete a climate change adaptation risk assessment by 1 April 2024

Developed by leading industry experts, this 4-hour programme will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills you need to prepare your business operations for potential negative climate impacts and comply with these new regulatory requirements.

This comprehensive course covers:

  • Climate change: understand what climate change is, the differences between climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the vital role the resources and waste management sector can play in tackling the climate crisis.
  • Risk identification and mitigation: learn how to identify, plan for, and mitigate risks posed by climate change to operations, communities, and the environment and develop the practical skills you need to complete the risk assessment process required by the Environment Agency.
  • Adaptation methods: learn how to seamlessly integrate practical climate change adaptation into your operations.
  • Futureproofing: explore strategies to protect your operations against projected climate scenarios.

To get the most out of this course, we recommend completing the following CIWM micro-learning courses online in advance:

  • Introduction to Climate Change (15-30 mins)
  • Introduction to Net Zero (15-30 mins)
  • Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainable Development (15-30 mins)
These courses take as little as 45 minutes to complete and will provide you with essential context to underpin your learning.

Who should participate?
This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in learning more about climate change and its potential impact on permitted sites, facilities, and the environment.

This course is particularly relevant if you are a Technically Competent Manager, as you need to consider whether a changing climate could affect your operations, including how it might affect your ability to comply with your permit.

Why choose CIWM?
  • Expert-led: our training is developed and delivered by leading industry experts with extensive experience in their field, so you’ll be learning from the very best.
  • Interactive: our courses are fully interactive, giving you the opportunity to connect with tutors and other learners, engage in discussion, and ask questions in real time.
  • Flexible: our virtual training programmes can be accessed remotely, making them easy to fit into your busy schedule.
  • CPD-eligible: if you’re a CIWM member, this course contributes 4 hours to your Continuing Professional Development.

Book your place on one of our upcoming virtual training programmes:
Course TitleStart DateEnd DateLocation
Climate Change Adaptation11/09/202411/09/2024 CCASEP24
Climate Change Adaptation08/11/202408/11/2024 CCANOV24

Prefer to learn in a face-to-face environment?

In addition to our virtual courses and e-learning courses, we also run a variety of classroom-based training courses throughout the year.

Please note that, in line with government advice, all classroom-based courses scheduled to take place before September 2020 have been cancelled. Courses scheduled from September onwards will be reviewed in the coming weeks.