AdaptNet for 23 March 2010
NCCARF Primary Industries Adaptation Research PlanFlood Risk Management for Riverside Urban Areas – HanoiLondon Draft Climate Change Adaptation StrategyGlobal Adaptation Atlas: An Online Mapping ToolAssessing the Role of Microfinance in Climate AdaptationDemocratizing Climate Governance – ANU Conference
This draft plan (primary industries) is one of a series of research plans being developed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) to guide and coordinate climate change adaptation research in Australia. It focuses on providing information and understanding about how Australia’s primary industries can respond effectively to climate change to limit negative impacts and take advantage of opportunities.
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Primary Industries (consultation draft), National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, February 2010 [0.98MB, PDF]
The paper analyses the urban development and disaster management policies in Hanoi, Vietnam. It investigates the reasons for an unusual over-development of flood-prone areas outside the river dyke in Hanoi. The paper provides some policy directions and implementation mechanisms for the riverside urban areas in Hanoi to reduce the flood risks.
Flood Risk Management for the Riverside Urban Areas of Hanoi: The Need for Synergy in Urban Development and Risk Management Policies, Hoang Vinh Hung, Rajib Shaw, and Masami Kobayashi, Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 103-118, 2010 [subscription required]
The current version of London’s adaptation strategy examines three hazards (flooding, drought and overheating) and their implications on four different asset categories (health, environment, economy, and infrastructure). It identifies the range of risks arising from climate change with the suite of relevant adaptation options, and provides a roadmap to resilience for London.
The Draft Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for London: Public Consultation Draft (consultation ends on 9 May 2010), Greater London Authority, London, UK, February 2010 [2.00 MB, PDF]
Global Adaptation Atlas is an online, dynamic mapping tool that addresses the information needs of adaptation. It brings together diverse sets of data on the human impacts of climate change and adaptation activities across the themes of food, water, land, health and livelihood to help researchers, policymakers, planners and citizens to establish priorities and strategies for action on adaptation.
Global Adaptation Atlas, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA, 2010
This report offers an empirical assessment of the linkage between activities supported by microfinance and adaptation to climate change. It analyses micro finance portfolios in two climate countries vulnerable to climate change (Bangladesh and Nepal) to assess the synergies and potential conflicts between microfinance and adaptation. The report explores the linkage between top-down macrofinancing for adaptation and bottom-up activities that can be implemented through microfinance.
Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change: Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Adaptation, Shardul Agrawala and Maëlis Carraro, Working Party on Global and Structural Policies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), February 2010 [465 KB, PDF]
This conference will take place from 15-16 July 2010 at the Australian National University, Canberra. It will explore potential avenues for democratizing climate governance. Abstracts addressing public, private, and hybrid modes of climate governance at local, national, or global levels may be submitted by 1 April 2010.
Democratizing Climate Governance – Conference, ANU Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, and ANU Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 15-16 July 2010 [326 KB, PDF]