AdaptNet for 10 February 2009
- Adaptive Management for Sea Level Rise – Gippsland Coast
- Climate Challenge for California’s Public Health Sector
- Resilience Thinking and Pathways to Sustainability
- A Reformed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – New Mechanisms for Sustainable Development
- Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction
- Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
This report presents the findings of Phase 2 of the Gippsland Climate Change Study. It outlines potential threats to assets and infrastructure in Gippsland and addresses issues like erosion and sand transport. The report describes, among other things, how the highly erodible Gippsland coast can be shaped by storms and other events.
Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Coastal Subsidence along the Gippsland Coast, Final Report, Phase 2 of the Gippsland Climate Change Study, Gippsland Coastal Board, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, July 2008 [9.40 MB, PDF]
The report reviews findings on how climate change could adversely affect public health in California and which adaptive measures can be undertaken to lessen these effects. It uses results from a survey of local public health officials to assess the current state of readiness of California’s public health institutions to employ these adaptive measures.
Climate Change and California’s Public Health Institutions, Louise Bedsworth, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), San Francisco, California, USA, November 2008 [317 KB, PDF]
This paper reports on a symposium which explores questions in relation to resilience including: what are the potentials and tensions in linking resilience thinking with an emphasis on social justice and reducing vulnerability; can resilience thinking be reconciled with constructivist perspectives and the politics of knowledge; and what are the broader implications of resilience discourses and their growing popularity.
Re-framing Resilience: A Symposium Report, Melissa Leach (editor), STEPS Working Paper 13, STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 2008 [484 KB, PDF]
The paper explores how the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) can be improved. It presents diverse insights on reforming and reinforcing the CDM in a post-2012 climate regime. The paper includes thirteen articles, which raise four key issues: sustainable development and equity; institutional reform; expansion of project categories; and scaling up mitigation.
A Reformed CDM – Including New Mechanisms for Sustainable Development, Karen Holm Olsen and Jørgen Fenhann (editors), Perspectives Series 2008, UNEP Risø Centre, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, The Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 2008 [3.21 MB, PDF]
The paper provides new perspectives and insights into public-private partnerships based on disaster risk reduction work. It focuses on projects and initiatives that have shown innovative qualities and results. The paper highlights seventeen examples how the private sector engages in partnerships to reduce the risk of disaster.
Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), United Nations, Bonn, Germany, 2008 [2.05 MB, PDF]
Running from 24-26 June 2009 in Paris, France, this conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about various aspects of energy, environment, and sustainable development. Papers may be submitted by 28 February 2009.
EESD 2009 – International Conference on Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France, June 24-26, 2009