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PER-419-V in Colorado on February 27th, 2024 (PILOT) is a Program

PER-419-V in Colorado on February 27th, 2024 (PILOT)


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Full program description

PER-419: Understanding Climate Change and Social Vulnerability for Disaster Management 

Courtesy of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University.

  • Date: February 27th, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MT)
  • Location: Virtual

How to obtain a certificate:

  1. Sign up for the course on this page.
  2. Take the pre-test.
  3. Attend the training on February 27th, 2024.
  4. Take the post-test and evaluation.

Please note that this course is in the pilot phase. This means you will not receive a certificate for this course until it is fully approved. This process may take some months. We appreciate your patience, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Course Overview:

This performance-level, live virtual training will provide participants with an overview of climate change and its impact on disaster management and vulnerable populations. This course will review available tools, such as the Climate

and Economic Justice Screening Tool, and discuss how to incorporate them into emergency plans. Participants will also learn how to incorporate equity in emergency planning.


The course will review case studies of previous disasters and

look at best practices from these events. The course is for emergency managers, along with stakeholders involved in

emergency preparedness, climate, and equity. The course is designed to include the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) emergency management and first responder communities to ensure attendees have access to key resources and planning tools on climate change and equity issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze and evaluate available tools that can be used to identify social disparities.

  2. Collaborate on how to incorporate equity themes into emergency management plans.

  3. Analyze how climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable populations.

  4. Analyze how social vulnerabilities affect communities.


Hosted by the Lynn Bailey from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

This project is supported by Cooperative Agreements EMW-2020-CA-00064, EMW-2021-CA-00092, EMW-2021-CA-00093, EMW-2022-CA-00037, and EMW-2023-GG019446 administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.