AdaptNet for 19 August 2008
- Municipal Association of Victoria Climate Change Summit Discussion Paper Submission
- Climate Change, Energy Security and a Third Industrial Revolution
- India Releases First National Plan on Climate Change
- Adaptation and Development – A Continuum of Approaches
- Natural Disasters and Children – Innovative Responses
- Consultancy Position – Rockefeller Foundation’s ACCCRN
The paper describes the current actions that Victorian local governments are taking and where there is room for additional actions to achieve a safe climate future. It contains basic principles that the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) considers to be important in the development of any climate change mitigation and adaptation response.
Submission: Climate Change Summit Discussion Paper, Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), Victoria, Australia, June 2008 [266 KB, PDF]
The report examines the twin challenges of climate change and energy security for the U.S. and Germany, focusing on the third industrial revolution. It analyzes whether we have already started on this path and what policies will have to be implemented in order to make the transition.
Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution, Alexander Ochs, AICGS Policy Report, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2008 [914 KB, PDF]
India’s first National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlines existing and future policies and programs addressing climate mitigation and adaptation. It identifies eight core ‘national missions’ running through 2017. The plan identifies measures that promote India’s development objectives while yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change.
National Action Plan on Climate Change, Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, Government of India, June 2008 [18.0 MB, PDF]
The report clarifies the relationship between adaptation and development by analyzing 135 projects, policies, and other initiatives from the developing world. A rating of activities from ‘pure’ development to ‘pure’ climate change is proposed as a conceptual framework to understand when different ‘development’ activities may play an ‘adaptation’ function.
Weathering the Storm: Options for Framing Adaptation and Development, Heather McGray et al., World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington, D.C., USA, 2007 [4.0 MB, PDF]
The report explores the impact on children of increasing disasters. It examines some of the ways in which the international community can work effectively with children and their communities to reduce the impact of disasters and improve survival, resilience and the prospects of recovery.
In the Face of Disaster: Children and Climate Change, Lydia Baker and Amelia and Bookstein Kyazze, International Save the Children Alliance, London, UK, 2008 [437 KB, PDF]
A short term consultancy position is available with the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) to support the implementation and day-to-day management of the Foundation’s grant-making initiative on building climate change resilience in Asian Cities. The location for the consultancy is in Asia (Bangkok preferred), with 3-4 weeks in New York.
Terms of Reference – Consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), Building Climate Change Resilience Initiative and the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, Rockefeller Foundation, August 2008
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