E-learning on climate change and labour mobility

E-learning on climate change and labour mobility

E-learning on climate change and labour mobility

30 Outubro–8 Dezembro 2023
O curso está disponível em English
Key features

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

Apresentação do curso

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.

Perfil dos participantes

The course is designed for:

  • Experts/practitioners in the field of climate change adaptation, disaster response and migration
  • Policy makers and technical advisors
  • Representatives of workers' and employers' organizations
  • Representatives of local authorities and other state actors
  • Experts and technical staff from humanitarian agencies, NGOs and other civil society organisations working on climate change adaptation and labour mobility.
What topics does this course cover?

This online course will explore the complex intersection of climate change and mobility.

  • Key concepts and dynamics related to climate change and mobility, including “nexus dynamics” between climate change and disasters and climate change and conflict and their impact on human mobility.
  • Practical guidance and tools to address the challenges posed by climate-induced mobility and ensure that displacement and migration are integrated in climate change laws, policies and planning

Policies, strategies, and instruments that enable access to decent work in the context of climate-change-related mobility and climate change adaptation.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, participants will have explored:

  • The range of potential outcomes of climate related migration, and their decent work implications 
  • The importance of addressing drivers and investing in resilience to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation
  • The importance of ensuring that climate-related mobility is governed through a rights-based approach to minimise protection gaps, and protecting climate-induced migrants under international labour standards to stop vicious cycles of vulnerability and exploitation.
What will I be require to do during the course?

Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English.

The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:

  • The ability to use and access a computer with internet
  • Working knowledge of written English
  • The availability to dedicate per week between 5-10 hours to the course.
What will I be able to do?

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:

  • Analyse international legal and policy frameworks dedicated to addressing human mobility challenges in the context of disasters, climate change and environmental degradation, including the role of free movement agreements and bilateral instruments to facilitate cross-border movement in the context of disasters and climate change 
  • Propose relevant legal and policy options to minimize the negative effects of climate change on societies and economies and take advantage of related opportunities for building resilience and ensuring adequate protection to the people affected.
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.

  • Course facilitators are subject matter experts and specialists
  • Training delivery includes online and tutor based learning opportunities
  • Participants exchange knowledge and ideas on existing good practices

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.

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