Short courses spotlight global warming-development connection

Participants of the University of East Anglia’s first annual short course on climate change and development pose for the camera, in 2008. Photo by: University of East Anglia

Development professionals are increasingly asked to consider environmental issues in their work - even if it is not their specialty. The emergence of short training programs may render the pursuit of a Master of Science degree unnecessary.

Several organizations around the globe-and particularly in Europe-are offering training on how to integrate climate change issues in development or business practice.

About the author

  • Antoine Remise

    Antoine is a former international development correspondent for Devex, based in Paris. He holds a bachelor's in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lille and a master's in development administration and planning from the University College in London. Antoine has conducted researche for development projects in Chile, Senegal and Uganda, notably on education, health, local saving systems and housing issues. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.