This module provides an in-depth assessment of important issues in climate change adaptation and its respective implementation in the framework of EU integration. It places contemporary climate change into its historic context, examines the latest thinking in detection and attribution of recent warming and describes the nature of climate modelling and model uncertainty. Assessment of hazard and risk posed by climatic processes are critical to disaster risk reduction and sustainability. For this purpose, the module will examine climate hazards and risk assessment at local to national and international scales. Physical processes of key climate hazards including flooding, slope instability and wildfire will be covered along with theoretical approaches and practical skills for assessing hazard and risk. This module receives input from practitioners working to assess climate-related risks, providing case studies in both hazard assessment strategies and risk assessment policies. Practical workshops and a field excursion will be organized, in order to allow students to combine their theoretical knowledge and practical skills to tackle real-life climate hazard and risk challenges.