Dr. Robin Cox advances leadership in climate and disaster resilience. Drawing on design thinking and open-learning approaches, Cox is cultivating climate action leadership through an innovative open-learning master program, the M.A. in Climate Action Leadership (Royal Roads University- RRU). As the Director of the ResilienceByDesign lab at RRU, Robin works with an interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial team of faculty, students and external partners (government, business, academic) to conduct regional, national and international climate action research and capacity-building projects.
Climate action workforce development is central to this mission and includes developing a Climate Action Competency Framework (Version 2 currently under development), a range of climate adaptation focused, not-for-credit professional development courses and micro-credentials; and a recently awarded contract with Environment and Climate Change Canada to design a Climate Adaptation Fundamentals course for federal public sector workers.