Climate Fundamentals Academy Workshop #1 – New England

Where: Providence, RI
May 5 - 6, 2020


This Climate Fundamentals Academy is a series of two, two-day training workshops presented by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO). The Climate Fundamentals Academy enables attendees to participate in a simplified pathway for earning the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) credential. Participants in this workshop will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Rhode Island and the New England states.

The first workshop focuses on Climate Science and Vulnerability Assessments; and Greenhouse Gas (GHG), Energy and Water Management. Specific topics include:

  • Understanding Climate Science and the Latest Projections
  • Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets and Infrastructure
  • Public Health Implications of Climate Change
  • Climate Hazards and Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  • Climate Data and Tools
  • Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting and Disclosing GHG Emissions
  • Fundamentals of the Energy, Water and Food Nexus
  • Establishing GHG Reduction Goals and GHG Management Structures

The second workshop will take place June 16-17. You do not need to attend both workshops.

Learning Objectives

These workshops are designed to provide participants with the following competencies:

  • Recognizing situations where climate change outcomes affect the organization
  • Assessing impacts of specific situational outcomes
  • Enabling enterprise management of climate related initiatives
  • Assessing and quantifying climate risks and opportunities
  • Educating the organization on managing short-term and long-term uncertainty
  • Tailoring communication to different audiences
  • Leading organizational change initiatives
  • Developing and overseeing training programs
  • Attributing value to resource consumption
  • Extending organizational capabilities and maintaining good stewardship of actions taken through collaboration and partnership
  • Developing strategies for bundling, comparing and/or relying on existing management models

Estimated Completion Time

16 Hour/s


There is no tuition for NPS participants to attend the class. Once you have signed up in DOI Talent, you will receive additional information on how to complete your registration with ACCO.

Any travel costs will be paid by the benefiting account. Lodging allowance for Providence is $157, M & IE is $61.

Target Audience

Park Superintendents and Senior Managers, Natural and Cultural Resource Managers, Facility Management Personnel, Park Planners, Interpretation and Education Staff, Communication and Education Staff

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