AdaptNet for 19 June 2007
- Adapting to Climate Change in Canterbury
- Harvesting Rainwater to Meet Potable Water Demands
- Impact of Climate Change on Europe’s Water Resources
- Economic Efficiency of Adaptation Options in Gambia
- Climate Change Awareness in Over 50s: A Study
- GLOBE Conference – 2008
1. Adapting to Climate Change in Canterbury
The report is about adapting to climate change rather than reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It looks at how climate change might affect our environment, society and the regional economy. The report includes a specific section looking at how the review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement needs to be changed to take the effects of climate change into account.
Canterbury, Its People, Its Resources: Climate Change – An Analysis of the Policy Considerations for Climate Change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement, Lisa O’Donnell, Report R07/4, ISBN 1-86937-630-7, Environment Canterbury, February 2007 [PDF]
2. Harvesting Rainwater to Meet Potable Water Demands
The technical brief presents Rainwater Harvesting as an option in areas where conventional water supply systems fail to meet people’s needs. It provides information on types of domestic rainwater harvesting techniques available. It also provides technical knowledge on making domestic rainwater harvesting effective.
Rainwater Harvesting – Technical Brief, Practical Action, The Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, United Kingdom, 2006
3. Impact of Climate Change on Europe’s Water Resources
The report evaluates the implications of the need to adapt to climate change for water resource policy and regulation across Europe. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of current policies and regulations, and describes progress and activities in European countries.
Climate Change and Water Adaptation Issues, Anthony Footitt et al., EEA Technical Report – No 2/2007, ISSN 1725-2237, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, 2007 [PDF]
4. Economic Efficiency of Adaptation Options in Gambia
The paper addresses the issue of economic efficiency of selected adaptation options within the context of national food security. It investigates impact of climate change on Gambia’s cereal balance. The paper looks into the economic efficiency of specific management options, subject to social and political acceptability.
Making Economic Sense of Adaptation in Upland Cereal Production Systems in the Gambia, Momodou Njie et al., Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) Working Paper No. 37, August 2006 [PDF]
5. Climate Change Awareness in Over 50s: A Study
The report reveals that the population aged 50-64, have the highest carbon footprint in the UK compared to other age groups. The authors argue that whilst their understanding of the full range of impacts of climate change is often limited, the majority of the over 50s are motivated about climate change.
Greening the Greys: Climate Change and the Over 50s, Gary Haq, Jan Minx, John Whitelegg and Anne Owen, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, February 2007 [PDF]
6. GLOBE Conference – 2008
The 10th GLOBE Conference is being held in Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, Canada from 12 – 14 March, 2008. It focuses on three major thematic areas: Corporate Sustainability and Finance; Energy and the Environment; and Building Better Cities. For more information, visit the conference website (below).
GLOBE Conference – 2008: 10th Biennial Trade Fair and Conference on Business and the Environment, Vancouver, Canada, March 12-14, 2007
AdaptNet is a free weekly report produced by RMIT University Global Cities Institute’s Climate Change Adaptation Working Group. It is produced in partnership with the Victorian Government’s Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society at Melbourne University, Australia.
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