AdaptNet for 14 June 2011
Adaptation through Local Municipal PlanningThe Global Corruption Report: Climate ChangeUnderstanding and Responding to Global Climate ChangeRisk Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation StrategiesInstitutionalising Climate Adaptation FinanceThe World Delta Conference – Jakarta, Indonesia
The paper examines the challenges associated with local governments pursuing climate change adaptation through city and regional planning processes. It considers planning based on a case study of three municipalities in Sydney, Australia. The paper argues that adaptation needs to be embedded in planning practice which retained a strong mitigation bias in relation to climate change.
Adapting to Climate Change through Local Municipal Planning: Barriers and Challenges, Thomas G. Measham et al., Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI 10.1007/s11027-011-9301-2, May 2011 [406 KB, PDF]
This report addresses the corruption dimension of climate change. It outlines many of the traditional corruption risks that could undermine climate governance, exacerbated by the large scale of climate change funding flowing through untried channels. The report sets out some transparency measures that can make climate adaptation finance more effective.
The Global Corruption Report: Climate Change, Gareth Sweeney et al. (editors), Transparency International (TI), Earthscan, 2011 [3.31 MB, PDF]
The paper discusses the scientific evidence for climate change and explains its causes and current and projected impacts. It discusses these impacts, explaining how planning can limit (though not eliminate) the damage caused by unavoidable climate change, as well as the long-term costs of responding to climate-related impacts.
Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 2011 [3.25 MB, PDF]
This report assesses the economic viability of climate adaptation strategies to improve the resistance of residential construction to damage from higher wind speeds. On the basis of research into effects of climate change on tropical cyclones, it considers wind climate scenarios ranging from no change to moderate change to significant change to assess the economic viability of adaptation strategies in Queensland, Australia.
Risk Assessment of Climate Adaptation Strategies for Extreme Wind Events in Queensland, Mark G. Stewart and Xiaoming Wang, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, May 2011 [1.86 MB, PDF]
The paper examines how the provision and delivery of adaptation finance is institutionalised as a legitimate concern in international climate governance, including who has agency in this process and what accountability mechanisms are being proposed. It attempts to find out the rationale for international public intervention and public spending on adaptation in developing countries.
Institutionalising Climate Adaptation Financing Under the UNFCCC and Beyond: Signs of Commodification? Åsa Persson, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute-Sweden, Paper Presented at the 2011 Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance, Fort Collins, Colorado, 17-20 May, 2011 [779 KB, PDF]
The World Delta Conference will take place in conjunction with the 1st World Delta Summit 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event aims to share a common but differentiated responsibility on securing the deltas’ survival. Professor Darryn McEvoy, Leader of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at RMIT University will convene one of the scientific sessions titled “climate change and climate proofing in urban areas”. Workshop proposals & scientific contributions may be submitted before 30th June 2011.
The World Delta Conference, Indonesian Ministry for Human Welfare, the Provincial Government of Jakarta, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Delta Alliance International, and the Jakarta Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Jakarta, Indonesia, 21-24 November 2011
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