AdaptNet for 15 October 2013

Recommended Citation

"AdaptNet for 15 October 2013", ADAPTNet English Edition, October 17, 2013,

  1. Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  2. Climate Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Areas
  3. Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy
  4. Tools for Climate Compatible Development
  5. Towards the Resilient Future Children Want
  6. Australian Council for International Development Conference

Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan

This first climate change adaptation plan for Victoria (Australia) focuses on government preparedness by ensuring that: appropriate risk management strategies are in place for public assets and services; enhanced disaster resilience strategies are being implemented; and government policies and programs encourage and facilitate climate resilience and adaptive capacity across the Victorian community.

Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2013 [4.28 MB, PDF]

Climate Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Areas

This report is an account of a cross-country study that covers Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. It documents the impacts of three climate hazards affecting coastal communities; namely typhoon/flooding, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. The report analyzes adaptation options, which communities and local governments can implement to protect and insure themselves from these hazards.

Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Selected Coastal Areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, Project Report: 2013-32, WorldFish, Malaysia, 2013 [535 KB, PDF]

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

This report (released by the Hurricane Sandy Task Force) focuses on criteria for the investment of U.S. federal funds in rebuilding efforts. It emphasizes the following points: promoting resilient buildings based on current and future risks; ensuring a regionally coordinated and resilient approach to infrastructure investment; providing families safe, affordable housing options; and building local government’s capacity to plan for long-term rebuilding efforts.

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy: Helping Communities Prepare for the Impacts of a Changing Climate, Presented to the President of the United States, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, USA, August 2013 [4.55 MB, PDF]

Tools for Climate Compatible Development

Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) assembles some key tools to assist in finding the information needed to address many climate compatible development challenges. The tools include: knowledge navigator (a categorized dataset of climate change platforms covering adaptation, mitigation and development); CDKN rosters of experts; and Reegle API (an automated tagging and search tool).

Tools for Climate Compatible Development, Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), 2013

Towards the Resilient Future Children Want

This report responds to the question of how the five priorities for disaster risk reduction (DRR) – identified by children from 21 hazard-prone countries in the Children’s Charter for DRR – can be achieved; exploring the enabling factors and challenges in implementing the Charter priorities. The priorities consist of: safe schools; child protection; information and participation; safe community infrastructure; and reaching the most vulnerable.

Towards the Resilient Future Children Want: A Review of Progress in Achieving the Children’s Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction, Children in a Changing Climate, Emily Bild and Maggie Ibrahim, World Vision UK on behalf of Children in a Changing Climate Coalition, 2013 [4.94 MB, PDF]

Australian Council for International Development Conference

Amidst a rapidly changing environment – climate change, urbanisation, shifting arrangements of global powers and donors, the post-2015 agenda, and some 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty – the development sector is at a critical juncture. This fourth ACFID conference will rethink future development challenges, discourse and approaches to tackling poverty and inequality.

Australian Council for International Development Conference: Development Futures – Alternative Pathways to End Poverty, Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), 21 and 22 November 2013

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Professor Darryn McEvoy, Program Leader, RMIT University Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Professor Peter Hayes, Co-founder and Executive Director of Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Dr. Saleem Janjua, Editor, AdaptNet

AdaptNet is a free fortnightly report produced by RMIT University Global Cities Research Institute’s Climate Change Adaptation Programme, Melbourne, Australia. It is published in partnership with the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability.

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