Urban Management Tools for Climate Change

General information


4 weeks

Dates (Tentative: subject to change!)

16 May - 3 June 2022 (Online courses)

13 June 2022 – 17 June 2022 (Onsite courses)

Tuition fee

€ 3,500*



Academic deadline for OKP & MSP applicants (to apply for the course - 2022 cohort)

26 September 2021

IHS general application deadline

1 May 2022

Admissions information

Requirements and application procedure

OKP information

Procedure and deadlines



Abbreviation code

UMTCC 2022

Course, admissions and scholarship information


Course coordinator

Somesh Sharma 

Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.

What will I learn?

How do we analyse low-carbon and climate resilient urban development options and how we strategically decide which ones to include in climate action plans? What opportunities do cities have and which challenges do cities face in relation to mainstreaming climate change policies and actions into existing plans? Cities play an essential role in adapting to climate change. They are increasingly expected to undertake actions to adapt to sea level rise, floods, droughts, and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change and climate variability. Mapping the most at-risk areas of a city with relevant stakeholders is fundamental to understanding how to reduce a city’s vulnerability. Cities are also expected to follow a low-carbon development path, which cuts across sectors and planning practices. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on how to perform vulnerability assessments of cities and will be introduced to specific tools as well as adaptation and mitigation actions that deal with climate change.

How will I learn?

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) shares extensive knowledge of climate change adaptation, resilience, and low-carbon development through lectures, case studies, group discussions, games, and field visits. At the end of the course, participants will analyse and evaluate detailed assessment reports of various case studies and will develop a local climate change action plan for a specific city. Enhancing urban climate resilience and low carbon development in the practice of urban management.

Rotterdam is considered as one of the frontrunner cities with regard to climate adaptation and resilience to climate-induced disasters. The course will look at the Rotterdam Climate Initiative and Rotterdam Climate Proof Programmes, including a range of innovative plans and actions such as the Maeslantkering storm surge barrier and Dakakker, the first large harvestable green roof developed in the Netherlands.

Am I suitable for this training course?

If you are a professional working or intend to work on urban climate change related issues then you are suitable for this course.
Please check our admission requirements to ensure you meet the minimum requirements for the course.


The course is offered in collaboration with the UN-Habitat.

CLIMACT Prio tool & Climate techwiki

The Climate Actions Prioritisation (CLIMACT Prio) tool, developed by IHS, is a climate decision support and capacity building tool for the prioritisation and assessment of climate mitigation and/or adaptation actions at a local level. Climate Tech-Wiki offers detailed information on a broad set of mitigation and adaptation technologies and actions within the wider context of low emission and low vulnerability development. Participants will have the chance to use the CLIMACT Prio tool and Climate Tech-wiki database in combination with different materials and case studies from the Cities in Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) programme of UN-Habitat.

How to apply

You can submit your online application via this form

Find out more about the application procedure and admission requirements.


If you are still searching for a sponsor, have a look at our section on available funding opportunities.

Scholarship highlight: Orange Knowledge Scholarship

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Scholarship highlight: MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The deadline has passed.

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