- The Economic Value of Natural and Built Coastal Assets
- Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development
- Women Confronting Natural Disaster
- Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Asia
- Population Distribution, Migration and Climate Change
- VCCCAR’s 3rd Annual Forum – 25 June 2012
The paper builds on a previous publication on economic evaluation of natural assets (Part I). It reviews recent reports and assessments that provide valuation of a range of built coastal assets (infrastructure) which in many cases is linked to the risks of climate change. The paper argues that there is a need to better understand how coastal assets might be at risk from diverse and dynamic pressures, both current and future.
The Economic Value of Natural and Built Coastal Assets (Part 2: Built Coastal Assets), Sally Kirkpatrick, Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI), National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, March 2012 [2.96 MB, PDF]
The paper discusses some of the key issues related to the evaluation of adaptation, and outlines some of the main difficulties and constraints with respect to the development of adaptation indicators. It outlines a theory of change that shows how development and use of the framework could lead to more effective adaptation investments for climate resilient development.
Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development, Nick Brooks et al., IIED Climate Change Working Paper No. 1, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), November 2011 [609 KB, PDF]
Targeting practitioners, policy makers, and researchers, this book is based on field research on women and gender in US disasters. It reflects the broad discourse around gender and disaster as it has developed over the past two decades. The book presents a comprehensive assessment (encompassing both theory and practice) of how gender shapes disaster vulnerability and resilience.
Women Confronting Natural Disaster: From Vulnerability to Resilience, Elaine Enarson, Lynne Rienner Publishers (LRP), pp. 245, 2012 [Subscription required]
This summary highlights the key findings of the IPCC special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation (SREX report) from an Asian perspective. It attempts to illuminate the SREX report’s vital findings for decision makers in Asia, and so better equip them to make sound investments to reduce disaster risk in a changing climate.
Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Asia: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Reports, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), UK, 2012 [2.29 MB, PDF]
The paper relates anticipated spatial variations in climate change impacts to the distribution of the Australian population and examines the implications for future patterns of population distribution and internal migration. It argues that while there is strong scientific consensus about climate change and a growing body of evidence about its future effects, there remains a degree of uncertainty, not so much about the reality of climate change but rather its precise nature, severity and location.
Population Distribution, Migration and Climate Change in Australia: An Exploration, Graeme Hugo, Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI), National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, March 2012 [3.00 MB, PDF]
The 3rd annual forum of Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) will take place at Sebel Albert Park in Melbourne on 25 June 2012. It aims to showcase climate change adaptation research at VCCCAR, which engages leading climate adaptation experts to assist the Victorian government and community better adapt to the impacts of climate change.
VCCCAR’s 3rd Annual Forum, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR), Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, 25 June 2012
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