AdaptNet for 11 March 2008
- Garnaut Climate Change Review Releases Interim Report
- A Prospectus for Urban Resilience Research
- Energy Picture: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?
- Economic Assessment of Adaptation Strategies – Italy
- How Communities Can Prepare for Climate Change Impacts?
- Digital Earth Summit on Geoinformatics – Germany
The report provides early insights from the Garnaut Climate Change Review’s work to date as a basis for community discussion. It sets out some initial considerations for the design of Australia’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), due to come into effect in 2010. Submissions are invited on the report by 11 April 2008.
Garnaut Climate Change Review: Interim Report to the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of Australia, Garnaut Climate Change Review, February 2008 [PDF]
The paper prioritises urban resilience research over the next 3 – 5 years on the major challenges facing urban systems. It outlines a new and exciting research effort within the Resilience Alliance that will generate the scientific basis (needed by urban managers) to formulate strategies for urban futures.
Urban Resilience – Research Prospectus: A Resilience Alliance Initiative for Transitioning Urban Systems towards Sustainable Futures, CSIRO Australia – Arizona State University USA – Stockholm University Sweden, Resilience Alliance, 2007 [PDF]
Increasing energy demand, global climate change, and constrained energy supplies are likely to impact how energy affects businesses in the future. Are companies prepared for the energy challenges that lie ahead? Based on four plausible scenarios of the world in 2020, the report identifies a set of strategies that will help businesses act now to prepare for future energy-related risks.
Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead – Scenario Thinking for Business Executives and Corporate Boards, Global Business Network (GBN) and U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR, San Francisco, CA, 2007 [PDF]
The paper assesses the economic value of the impacts of climate change for different Italian economic sectors and regions. It focuses on adaptation measures and their estimated costs. The paper aggregates the economic value of different climate change impacts through a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model.
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Italy: An Economic Assessment, Carlo Carraro and Alessandra Sgobbi, CCMP – Climate Change Modelling and Policy, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, January 2008 [PDF]
The guide helps local decision-makers to prepare for climate change. It facilitates planning for climate impacts by specifying practical steps and strategies (creating climate change preparedness teams; identifying community vulnerabilities to climate change; and identifying, selecting, and implementing adaptation options) that can be used to build community resilience into the future.
Preparing for Climate Change – A Guide Book for Local, Regional, and State Governments, The Climate Impacts Group, King County, Washington, and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, 2007 [PDF]
Digital Earth Summit on Geoinformatics: Tools for Global Change Research will be held in Potsdam, Germany from 12-14 November 2008. The Summit will bring together leading scientists working in the fields of Geoinformatics and Global Change. Papers (not more than 400 words) / posters may be submitted by 15 March 2008.
Digital Earth Summit on Geoinformatics: Tools for Global Change Research, Society for Geoinformatics (GfGI), International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Potsdam, Germany, November 12-14, 2008
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