Online Training July 2018: Climate Resilience of the Private Sector

Small- und medium-sized enterprises need to adapt to climate change in order to ensure that their businesses and the surrounding communities continue to thrive. A new online training helps consultants and multipliers develop adaptation strategies together with the private sector.


Water scarcity, flooding, heat waves – climate change can severely affect the private sector. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, as they strongly depend on local resources. Yet, if engaged effectively, the private sector is capable of developing locally relevant, effective solutions for the challenges of climate change.

At this point, the Climate Expert comes into play

The Climate Expert is an Excel Tool that helps SMEs analyse – in four consecutive steps – climate change risks and opportunities and generate strong adaptation strategies. It was developed by the GIZ Global Program on Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Chance (PSACC) and adelphi on the basis of real SME cases and is available online under This tool specifically addresses businesses and includes a climate risk assessment and a cost-benefit analysis (CBA).

New online training helps consultants and multipliers use the Climate Expert

adelphi now offers an online training on behalf of GIZ and the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) that helps consultants and multipliers understand how businesses can become more climate resilient. Participants will learn how to use the 4-step Climate Expert tool to analyse climate risks and opportunities, prioritize adaptation measures and design adaptation strategies.

The training combines ten online sessions with self-learning and case study work. It takes place from 16-31 July (2 hours/day) and is open to participants from around the world. Please register quickly by sending an e-mail to

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