AdaptNet for 15 July 2008
- Australian Energy Policy and Climate Change
- Urban Health Vulnerabilities to Global Climate Change
- Establishing the Core Elements for a Future Climate Regime
- A Framework: Gender, Climate Change and Human Security
- Adaptive Responses to Changing Climate in Arctic
- Post-2012 Burden Sharing Symposium: New Zealand
Over the years, there have been important developments in Australia’s climate change and energy policy. The report examines the direction of Australian climate change policy and how and why change is required over the long term. It articulates Engineers Australia’s position on climate change and energy policy.
Australia’s Energy Future: Australia’s Energy Policy and Climate Change, Andre Kaspura,
Institution of Engineers Australia, 2007 [1.9 Mb, PDF]
The paper reviews the specific health vulnerabilities of urban populations in developing countries. It argues that there is a need for a more active input from the health sector to ensure that development and health policies contribute to a preventive approach to local and global environmental sustainability, urban population health, and health equity.
Climate Change and Developing-Country Cities: Implications for Environmental Health and Equity, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum and Carlos Corvalan, Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 84, No. 01, The New York Academy of Medicine, 2007 [196 Kb, PDF]
The report attempts to create a shared vision of what is needed to avoid dangerous climate change and shows how this can be achieved. It helps build decisive political support (over the next 18 months) amongst key countries for a new international climate change agreement that will effectively address climate change beyond 2012.
Breaking the Climate Deadlock: A Global Deal for Our Low Carbon Future, Report Submitted to the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, Tony Blair and the Climate Group, June 2008 [6.5 Mb, PDF]
The study explores the inter-linkages between gender, climate change and human security. It presents country-specific case studies from Senegal, Ghana and Bangladesh. The study delivers a set of policy recommendations for improving human security in the context of climate change from a gender perspective.
Gender, Climate Change and Human Security: Lessons from Bangladesh, Ghana and Senegal, Irene Dankelman et al., The Women’s Environment and Development Organization-WEDO with ABANTU for Development in Ghana, ActionAid Bangladesh and ENDA in Senegal, May 2008 [1.2 Mb, PDF]
The CAVIAR (Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions) aims to enhance the theory, empirical understanding, and practical application of the adaptation processes in communities across the polar region. The paper outlines the CAVIAR program in terms of its rationale, goals, integrative methods, structure for comparison and synthesis, and practical applications.
CAVIAR: Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions, Occasional Paper No. 28, Barry Smit, Grete Hovelsrud and Johanna Wandel, University of Guelph, Canada and CICERO, Norway, 2008 [1.5 Mb, PDF]
The symposium (Post-2012 Burden Sharing Symposium) will be held at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand on 29 July 2008. It aims focusing on how the costs of mitigating and adapting to climate change should be shared by the international community. There is no charge for attendance (registration deadline: 23 July 2008).
Post-2012 Burden Sharing Symposium, The Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and NZ European Union Centres Network, Wellington, New Zealand, July 29, 2008
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- Terjemahan dalam Bahasa Indonesia (AdaptNet in Bahasa Indonesian): 2007, 2008.
- AdaptNet in Vietnamese: 2007, 2008.
- 气候变迁适应性研究网中国版 (AdaptNet in Mandarin Chinese): 2008.
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