AdaptNet for 13 October 2009
NCCARF Adaptation Plan – Settlements and InfrastructureBuilding Sector’s Vulnerability to Climate ChangeEmerging Adaptation Efforts across the United StatesAdaptation Shaped by Multiple Tiers of Governance – IndonesiaLocal Voices, Global Choices – Disaster Risk ReductionMonash University Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change
This draft plan identifies research required to help Australians prepare and respond to likely or inevitable effects of climate change on settlements and infrastructure. It provides a framework to guide research funding decisions and key directions for the country’s settlements and infrastructure research community. Comments on draft plan may be submitted by 30 October 2009.
NCCARF National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Settlements and Infrastructure – Consultation Draft, Bruce Thom et al., National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, September 2009 [270 KB, PDF]
The paper determines the impact of climate change on the built environment in New Zealand. It uses economic modelling and cost-benefit analyses to generate a set of options for adaptation. The paper argues that strong, early and coordinated action on climate change can limit potentially large social, cultural and economic costs in New Zealand.
Climate Change Impacts in NZ: A Cross-disciplinary Assessment of the Need to Adapt Buildings, with Focus on Housing, Bengtsson Jonas et al., Paper No. 008, New Zealand Sustainable Building Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009 [224 KB, PDF]
The report provides an historical overview of the public, political, and scientific concern with adaptation in the United States. It describes the shift from the early concerns with climate change and adaptation to the more recent awakening to the need for a comprehensive approach to managing the risks from climate change.
Good Morning, America! The Explosive U.S. Awakening to the Need for Adaptation, Susanne C. Moser, California Energy Commission & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, CA, USA, May 2009 [567 KB, PDF]
The paper analyses process and modelling related aspects of participatory research in multi-level governance, based on a research in East Kalimantan (Indonesia). It explains how participatory processes allow analytical results to feed into the relevant decision making at multiple scales in times of mounting climate change impacts.
Adaptation Dynamics Shaped by Multiple Tiers of Governance: Climate Change and Deforestation in Indonesia, Alexander Smajgl (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems) and Septaliana Dewi Prananingtyas (Bappenas, Government of Indonesia), 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 Cairns, Australia, July 2009 [267 KB, PDF]
The report highlights what can be achieved when local voices are respected and different actors come together to form strategic partnerships to work collaboratively for successful disaster risk reduction (DRR). It contains a number of case studies from around the world, including: Malawi; Nepal; Philippines; Kenya; Afghanistan; Mozambique; Tajikistan; and Honduras.
Local Voices, Global Choices: For Successful Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) – A Collection of Case Studies about Community-centre Partnerships for DRR, Sarah Moss et al., ProVention Consortium, 2009 [2.18 MB, PDF]
This symposium will take place at Monash University, Victoria, Australia on 12th – 13th April 2010. It will focus on: the assessment of climate change impacts in coastal areas; existing and new adaptation strategies; and the engagement of stakeholders in planning for the consequences of climate change impacts. Abstracts may be submitted by 31 October 2009.
International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change: Assessing the Impact and Developing Adaptation Strategies, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) and Monash University, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 12-13 April, 2010