AdaptNet for 16 September 2008
- Climate Change Implications for Australian Agriculture Sector
- Climate Change, Human Vulnerability, and Social Risk Management
- London Releases Strategy to Prepare for Climate Change
- Climate Change, Food Security, and Nutrition
- Climate Adaptation, Local Institutions, and Rural Livelihoods
- Climate Change Adaptation Policy Workshop – California
The paper examines some of the projected changes in Australian climate and their potential impacts on Australian agricultural production and exports. It provides a brief discussion of potential adaptation and mitigation options and strategies available to the Australian agriculture sector to respond to climate change.
Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges in Australian Agriculture, Don Gunasekera et al., Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Canberra, Australia, June 2008 [197 KB, PDF]
The paper summarises the expected economic and social impacts on households from the risks associated with climate change. It proposes a conceptual framework to examine the links between risks, adaptation, and vulnerability. The paper applies this framework to help formulate equitable adaptation strategies, highlighting the need for risk management interventions at the community, local, national and international levels.
Climate Change, Human Vulnerability, and Social Risk Management, Rasmus Heltberg, Steen Lau Jorgensen and Paul Bennett Siegel, Social Dimensions of Climate Change, Social Development Department, the World Bank, Washington, DC., USA, February, 2008 [1.76 MB, PDF]
This draft strategy shows that currently London is not designed to cope with the predicted changes in climate. It outlines the impact that past and present carbon emissions will have on London’s climate. The strategy sets out the key actions London should take to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
The London Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Draft Report), Mayor of London, Greater London Authority, London, UK, August 2008 [2.78 MB, PDF]
The paper explores the implications of climate change and rising bioenergy demand for nutrition. It examines the direct nutrition effects of rising bioenergy demand, as well as its contribution to rising food prices. The paper discusses potential strategies for cultivation of bioenergy crops that can contribute to poverty reduction, food security and sustainable natural resource management.
Impact of Climate Change and Bioenergy on Nutrition, Marc J. Cohen, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2008 [1.17 MB, PDF]
The paper examines how rural institutions can help shape the adaptation practices of the rural poor in relation to climate-induced risks, and how external interventions can help strengthen the functioning of rural institutions relevant to adaptation. It outlines an analytical framework to view the relationship between rural institutions, adaptation, and livelihoods of the rural poor.
Climate Adaptation, Local Institutions, and Rural Livelihoods, Arun Agrawal and Nicolas Perrin, IFRI Working Paper # W081-6, International Forestry Resources and Institutions Program and School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Michigan, MI, USA, May 2008 [381 KB, PDF]
This climate change adaptation policy workshop will be held in Irvine, California from 24-26 September 2008. The workshop aims to develop a set of tools for adaptation to climate variability that states could use as a standard of practice for adaptation to climate change impacts.
WSWC/WGA/CDWR Climate Change Adaptation Policy Workshop, Western States Water Council (WSWC), Western Governors’ Association (WGA), and California Department of Water Resources (CDWR), Irvine, California, United States, 24-26 September 2008
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