AdaptNet for 07 July 2009

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AdaptNet for 07 July 2009

  1. Victorian Climate Change Green Paper 
  2. Resilience in the Face of Global Environmental Change

AdaptNet Special Report, 07 July 2009, 09-04-S-Ad: UKCIP, Local Authorities and Local Climate Impacts Profiles (LCIP) – Liz Greenhalgh

Victorian Climate Change Green Paper               

This Green Paper outlines some of the risks facing Victoria due to climate change. It proposes ways Victoria can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Green Paper starts a four month public consultation period, which will lead to the development of a Victorian Climate Change White Paper.   

Victorian Climate Change Green Paper, Environmental Policy & Climate Change Division, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Closing Date for Comment on the Green Paper: 30 September 2009 [4.90 MB, PDF]

Resilience in the Face of Global Environmental Change        

The paper provides relevant insights on resilience from the global change literature. It discusses a number of aspects feeding into resilience, such as vulnerability, adaptive capacity, and social capital.  The paper points to some promising research frontiers on resilience in the human dimensions field.                

Resilience in the Face of Global Environmental Change, Susanne C. Moser, CARRI Research Report 2, Community and Regional Resilience Initiative (CARRI), National Security Directorate, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, September 2008 [Click on report 2]

Vulnerability of Coastal Zones – GIS Analysis        

The paper assesses the vulnerability of coastal zones to intensification of storm surges. It uses a GIS analysis to estimate the impact of future storm surge increases. The results indicate severe impacts are likely to take place in low-income countries with highly vulnerable large cities.                    

Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges: a Comparative Analysis of Impacts in Developing Countries, Susmita Dasgupta et al., Policy Research Working Paper No. 4901, Environment and Energy Team, Development Research Group, The World Bank, April 2009 [381 KB, PDF]

Measuring the Health Cost of Climate Change Adaptation

The paper looks at the costs of adapting to climate change from a health perspective. It discusses different health interventions in term of their cost-effectiveness. The paper analyses the methodological approaches used, and identifies critical gaps and research priorities in this area.                         

Valuing Climate Change Impacts on Human Health: Empirical Evidence from the Literature, Anil Markandya and Aline Chiabai, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 6, pp. 759-786, 2009 [475 KB, PDF]     

Pathways for Climate Adaptation and Poverty Reduction               

The report provides insights and guidance on how to address climate adaptation in development interventions. It analyses three Development Fund supported projects in Ethiopia, Nepal and Nicaragua. The report presents some guiding principles for the design and implementation of climate change adaptation in poverty reduction strategies and activities.

More than Rain: Identifying Sustainable Pathways for Climate Adaptation and Poverty Reduction, Kirsten Ulsrud et al., The Development Fund, Norway, 2008 [6.72 MB, PDF]

Climate Change Conference – Ismailia, Egypt

This conference will take place in Ismailia, Egypt on November 10-11, 2009. It will highlight and discuss various issues that could help address the problem of climate change, including climate change risk assessment and sustainable development issues. Abstracts may be submitted before 20 September 2009. For more information, please go to the website below.   

Fourth International Conference: Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Resources, Egyptian Society for Environmental Sciences (ESES), Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, 10-11 November 2009

AdaptNet Special Report: UKCIP, Local Authorities and Local Climate Impacts Profiles (LCIP) – Liz Greenhalgh      

Liz Greenhalgh, working with the ‘knowledge transfer team’ at UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) writes, “LCIP can help to deliver an understanding of current vulnerability to weather and climate and present a catalyst to further awareness and action. In particular, the LCLIP process can deliver a better understanding of how weather impacts affect the communities local authorities serve, and how weather affects their own operations, services, assets, organisational practice and their partner organisations.

UKCIP, Local Authorities and Local Climate Impacts Profiles (LCIP), Liz Greenhalgh, AdaptNet Special Report 09-04-S-Ad, 07 July 2009