AdaptNet for 15 April 2008
- Climate Change Implications for Australia’s National Reserve System
- Urban Areas – Climate Change Effects and Adaptation
- Mainstreaming Adaptation into the Disaster Management – India
- Organic Agriculture – Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy
- UK Local Governments and Climate Change – Report
- Interdisciplinary Climate Change Symposium – DISCCRS IV
The report investigates the possible future impacts of climate change on Australia’s National Reserve System (NRS), and the consequences of these impacts for the development and management of the reserve system. It discusses key implications for conservation policy, management of protected areas and the strategic framework used to develop the NRS.
Implications of Climate Change for Australia’s National Reserve System – A Preliminary Assessment, Michael Dunlop and Peter R. Brown, Report to the Department of Climate Change, and the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Department of Climate Change, Canberra, Australia, March 2008 [PDF]
The paper (based on the concept of climate analogues) provides an intuitive visualization of climate change effects on urban areas, by replacing the change of climate (in time) with a change of a city’s location (in space). It offers a holistic approach to think about how cities adapt to different climates.
Using Maps of City Analogues to Display and Interpret Climate Change Scenarios and their Uncertainty, Sebastian Kopf, Minh Ha-Duong and Stephane Hallegatte, Freie Universitat Berlin, 2008-01-31 [PDF]
This paper develops an approach that looks at institutional structures and interfaces as a way of identifying the possibilities and actions for mainstreaming climate change adaptation in the disaster management context. By mapping out institutional structures and interfaces, it highlights possible entry points for adaptation into disaster management structures in India.
Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Management and Linkages with Climate Change Adaptation, Anand Patwardhan and Meeta Ajit, Paper 10, BASIC Project, September 2007 [PDF]
Climate change is a threat (extreme weather conditions, water stress, drought, health effects) to agricultural communities, particularly in lower latitudes. The paper outlines how Organic Agriculture (OA) as an adaptation strategy (AS) and mitigation strategy (MS) addresses these threats. It presents some key critical points of OA as an AS and MS.
Organic Agriculture as an Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy to Climate Change in Developing Countries, Adrian Muller, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland, March 2008 [PDF]
The report critically evaluates local government’s track record on climate change and makes recommendations on how the local government response must be improved. It identifies four key areas which local authorities need to work on: transport; planning; housing; and tendering and re-tendering for new and existing services.
A Climate of Change: Final Report of the LGA Climate Change Commission, LGA Climate Change Commission, Local Government Association, London, UK, November 2007 [PDF]
DISCCRS IV symposium will take place from 02-09 November 2008 at Saguaro Lake Ranch, Tonto National Forest, AZ, USA. It aims to connect natural and social scientists engaged in research related to climate change, impacts and solutions. Deadline for applications: 30 April 2008.
Interdisciplinary Climate Research Symposium – DISCCRS IV, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA and University of Oregon, Eugene OR, USA, November 02-09, 2008
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