3rd Online Course on Climate Change and Forced Displacement

7 October – 1 November 2024

Live sessions of the Course will be held from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Rome time. Please click here to check your time zone. 

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The Online Thematic Course lays the state of the art of the human rights framework, the responsibilities and roles of the international community, states, civil society, and the private sector in addressing climate induced displacement. Participants will be provided with key insights on the latest research and evidence on the multidimensional linkages between climate vulnerabilities, conflict, insecurity, deprivation, and displacement. The training will also focus on key skills and best practices related to environmental disaster management, the integration of climate risks into legislation, protection operations, and durable solutions for the displaced. The delivery methodology of the Course is highly participatory, and throughout its sessions, the Department will strive to give a voice to local actors, indigenous people, and grassroots organizations that are at the forefront of addressing environmental disasters and their related displacement.

Overall objectives
  • Mainstream the multidimensional threat to human security represented by climate change into policy-making, advocacy, and operations addressing displacement;
  • Provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the existing legal framework, human rights obligations, and operational tools in place to address climate adaptation and climate change-induced displacement;
  • Foster the development of skills and the exchange of best practices between participants and lecturers in disaster management, future needs mitigation, compensation and reparation, durable solutions, prevention and preparedness mechanisms;
  • Advocate for widespread adoption of the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Charter and broadly support efforts to step up humanitarian responses to climate and environmental crises.
Target audience

The Course is guided by a bottom-up approach and therefore targets local actors, field operations, members of civil society including grassroots organizations, journalists, academics, and other key stakeholders involved in contexts of displacement and exposed to climate fragilities and environmental degradation. Moreover, the training also addresses key mid and senior government officials and staff of international organizations who are involved in the development and implementation of key legislation and international regulations affecting persons in forced displacement.


The Online Course is structured into three modules, with the objective to provide an in-depth analysis of the subject of the training. Modules are composed by live sessions and self-paced sessions.

  • Live sessions are pre-scheduled and usually last 120 minutes. These are delivered via Zoom for Education;
  • Self-paced sessions are completed at participants’ own pace, and must be undertaken before the beginning of each following class. These usually consist of pre-recorded videos and/or selected reference materials.

The Course strikes a balance between theory and practice and is delivered through a participatory and creative teaching methodology, aimed at facilitating the learning process and implementing the knowledge gained throughout the training. Sessions include lectures, presentations, case studies, group work, audio-visual support, and other activities, which respond to the various learning styles of a diversified audience.

Throughout the training, participants and expert facilitators are able to share best practices and experiences.

Registration form

Registration deadline: 9 September 2024


Queries on the course registration and administrative questions should be directed at

4 weeks
Registration fee:
€ 750
End of course:
Official certificate

Participation quota amounts to € 750. It must be remitted before the start of the Course by bank transfer. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted on the website of the Institute.

A limited number of scholarships is available for the Online Course and cannot therefore be guaranteed purely by application. Scholarships will depend upon funds available to the Institute thanks to the kind contribution of our donors. To apply for a scholarship, you must detail so in the dedicated field in the Registration Form.

The course will be conducted in English and reasonable language proficiency is required. There will not be simultaneous translation.

The official Certificate will be awarded only to those who attend the Course in full, including participation in live and self-paced sessions, and completion of assignments.