Environment and development

Integrating climate change adaptation into development planning: A practice-oriented training based on the OECD Policy Guidance


This training is based on the OECD Policy Guidance “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation”.

These training modules introduce the key steps for climate change adaptation. Working with the case of the fictitious state of Zanadu, participants simulate the process of addressing climate adaptation in their decision making.

Materials for the training “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning” are available in English, French, and Spanish, with some parts available in German and Portuguese as well. The materials consist of four elements:

  •     A manual for participants with all the necessary information and exercises;
  •     A handbook for trainers detailing the requirements and didactic methods of the course;
  •     PowerPoint slides for each module to complement the training event;
  •     Handouts with further exercise materials, solutions, and information.

To access the training material please visit the dedicated website: "Adaptation Training"

The PowerPoint presentations and the training material, are subject to copyright and cannot be altered.

If you would like to customise presentations to the specific requirements of your audience, you can receive the ppt-versions of the presentations upon request from  You are also welcome to contact for any further questions regarding the material.

This training package was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and developed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in co-ordination with OECD and a broad range of reviewers from development agencies, NGOs and research institutions from around the world.


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