AdaptNet for 29 June 2010
Promoting Social Inclusion in Adaptation to Climate ChangeDRR or CCA: Are We Reinventing the Wheel?Tourism Research, Practice, and Climate ChangeEconomic Modelling of Climate Change Impacts & AdaptationInstitutions, Policy Processes, and Climate AdaptationVCCCAR Think Tanks Second Round – Call for Proposals
The paper reviews the issue of social adaptation, especially for those Australians who are at risk of social exclusion or those who are faced with barriers to full participation in society. It considers ways to address adaptation needs, particularly how local communities can be assisted to provide social capital and resources to improve their resilience.
Promoting Social Inclusion in Adaptation to Climate Change: Discussion Paper, Janet Stanley, Robert Birrell & Ernest Healy, the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 2010 [1.48 MB, PDF]
This paper explores the differences, as well as similarities, between disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) through analysing climate-related DRR in Papua New Guinea (PNG) within the context of wider development policies. It identifies opportunities for international development policy to support all forms of risk reduction through integrating DRR and CCA strategies.
Disaster Risk Reduction or Climate Change Adaptation: Are We Reinventing the Wheel? Jessica Mercer, Journal of International Development, Published online in Wiley InterScience, vol. 22, pp. 247-264, 2010 [302 KB, PDF]
This paper discusses tourism’s role in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation. It outlines the development of tourism research in response to climate change in the past 25 years. The paper argues that while growing engagement with the challenge of climate change is evident across the tourism industry, this is still limited and not widespread.
Adapting to Climate Change and Climate Policy: Progress, Problems and Potentials, Daniel Scott and Susanne Becken, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 283 – 295, 2010 [free subscription for one month]
This paper discusses the quantitative economic analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation options. It argues that three important features are needed: representation of uncertainty about impacts, in particular the risk of abrupt climate change; fuller representation of economic impacts from climate change and inclusion of non-market impacts; and modelling of equity dimensions.
Prerequisites and Limits for Economic Modelling of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Frank Jotzo, Asia Pacific Program, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, 2010 [97 KB, PDF]
The paper reviews the coverage of public policy, institutional change, and sustainable development in the adaptation literature. It identifies options that could embed considerations of climate adaptation into policy processes and institutional systems, with a focus on enabling cross-sectoral policy integration, decision making under conditions of uncertainty, vertical policy coordination, issues of capacity and devolution, and policy evaluation and learning.
Institutions and Policy Processes: The Means to the Ends of Adaptation, Stephen R. Dovers and Adnan A. Hezri, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 212-231, 2010 [subscription required]
Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) is calling for expressions of interest from Victorian academic institutions to coordinate think tanks in the period from July 2010 to June 2011. The focus of proposals should be on climate change adaptation or the interaction and integration of adaptation and mitigation. Applications may be submitted by 2 July 2010.
VCCCAR Think Tanks Second Round – Call for Proposals, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, July 2, 2010
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