A combination of theoretical, thematic modules, practical experience sharing and engaging discussions
In addition to the conceptual framework and available tools, the course will draw on a range of case studies
An innovative e-learning experience bringing high-quality training and engaging interactions with key experts in the field
Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Climate change has been called the single greatest risk for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Climate issues affect many aspects of development, ranging from food security and health challenges to conflicts over scarce resources, which lead to insecurity and displacement. Among the many drivers of displacement, sudden disasters as well as slow-onset hazards fuelled by climate change are now gaining in importance. In the context of climate change, migration is often viewed as an adaptation failure. However, migration can be an important adaptive response: well-managed and rights-based labour mobility and adaptation policies can provide an opportunity to boost resilience and enhance development while reducing the risk of future displacement. Addressing decent work deficits and their interaction with climate-related impacts as root causes of migration can help make migration a choice, not a necessity. This online course will examine the impact of climate change on migration and forced displacement trends and, on the other hand, the impact of displacement on the environment and on natural resources. It will explore the potential of safe and regulated labour mobility as an adaptive strategy in response to climate change, and consider concrete strategies for effective labour market integration of people displaced due to disasters, environmental degradation and climate change.
The course is designed for:
This online course will explore the complex intersection of climate change and mobility.
Policies, strategies, and instruments that enable access to decent work in the context of climate-change-related mobility and climate change adaptation.
By the end of this course, participants will have explored:
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English.
The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
By the end of the course, participants will have advanced their knowledge and understanding of the impacts of climate change on human mobility and the decent work implications. They will be able to:
The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.
This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Labour Migration Experts and Practitioners. Take the Academy on Labour Migration, three courses out of all eligible courses within a five year period, and complete a capstone project to become part of a global cadre of practitioners and experts with a recognised set of skills in labour migration policy.