AdaptNet for 14 July 2009

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"AdaptNet for 14 July 2009", ADAPTNet English Edition, July 14, 2009,

AdaptNet for 14 July 2009

Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation – Funafuti Island              

The paper focuses on the evidence available about climate change and migration intentions in Funafuti (island of Tuvalu). It challenges the widely held assumption that climate change is, will, or should result in large-scale migration from Funafuti. The paper shows the extent to which people in Funafuti are intending to migrate in response to climate change.    

Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation in Funafuti, Tuvalu, Colette Mortreux and Jon Barnett, Global Environmental Change, vol. 19, issue 1, pp. 105-112, 2009 [subscription required]

Climate Change: Quantifying Risk to Energy Infrastructure        

Climate change affects energy supply and demand and virtually all aspects related to energy infrastructure. This presentation looks at how the vulnerability of infrastructure will change as the climate changes, focusing on infrastructure in California. It presents a draft methodology (using GIS mapping) to quantify risk to California’s energy infrastructure from projected climate change.                  

Quantifying Risk to California’s Energy Infrastructure from Projected Climate Change, Sathaye et al., Presentation – Staff Workshop on Energy and Climate Change, California Energy Commission, California, USA, June 2009 [1.92 MB, PDF]

Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) – An Analysis        

The paper analyses Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) – a trade measure that helps force major developing countries to take on hard commitments in the negotiations over a post-2012 climate regime. It judges BCA on the criteria of effectiveness, administrative feasibility, WTO legality and wider geopolitical impacts.                 

Border Carbon Adjustment, Aaron Cosbey, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada, 2008 [146 KB, PDF]

Future Strategic Planning through Scenarios – Literature Review  

The report focuses on academic and non‑academic literature related to scenario planning (an approach to address future uncertainty and complexity). It points to ways that public agencies could be organised to make better use of scenarios and methods to make scenarios more relevant to policy-makers   

Looking Back on Looking Forward: A Review of Evaluative Scenario Literature, Robert Lempert et al., EEA Technical Report No. 3/2009, European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009     

Climate Adaptation Strategies – Makawanpur, Nepal               

The paper assesses the impacts of climate change on communities in the Makawanpur district of Nepal. It collects primary and secondary data through focus group discussions, a questionnaire survey and a workshop on climate change. The paper identifies some of the adaptation options to build resilience of the area.  

Impacts Assessment and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Makawanpur District, Nepal, Research Report, Damodar Gaire, Mukti Suvedi and Jyotshna Amatya, Action Aid Nepal, Department for International Development (DFID) and Women and Child Development Forum (WCDF), Nepal, 2008 [1.17 MB, PDF]

Local Climate Change Conference 2010 – NSW, Australia

Local Climate Change Conference 2010 will be held on April 18-21, 2010 in NSW, Australia. It will highlight and discuss various innovations that local governments are delivering to address the impact of climate change on communities. For more information, please go to the website below.   

Local Climate Change Conference 2010, Blue Mountains City Council, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, 18-21 April 2010