AdaptNet for 22 July 2008
- Climate Change Impacts on Settlements-Western Port Region
- SEA – An Instrument to Contribute to the Adaptation of Regional Land Use
- A Portrait of China’s Climate Change Policy
- Adaptation, Adaptive Capacity and Development
- Empowering Children to Act – Climate Change
- Workshop: Climate Change in SEE Countries – Austria
The report examines the nature and extent of potential impacts of climate change to the Western Port region of Victoria, Australia. It focuses on the impacts of climate change on the built environment, the social and economic implications of the impacts and the vulnerability of different localities and groups.
Impacts of Climate Change on Human Settlements in the Western Port Region: People, Property and Place – Final Report, Peter Kinrade and Benjamin Preston, CSIRO, Marsden Jacob Associates and WPGA, Australia, June 2008 [7.63 MB, PDF]
The paper examines the methodological application of strategic environmental assessment in German regional land use planning (SEA-REP). It investigates how SEA-REP (as decision-aiding instrument) can contribute to the adaptation of a region to climate change with the objective to mitigate negative impacts on the environment and societies.
Strategic Environmental Assessment: An Instrument to Implement the Adaptation of Regional Land Use to Global Climate Change with the Aim to Mitigate Environmental and Social Impacts? Hendrike Helbron, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany, 2008 [134 KB, PDF]
The paper presents 10 central themes on the measures that China is taking, or will take, to combat climate change. It facilitates a shared understanding between China and its world counterparts. The paper helps search the channel for the passage of a successful and meaningful post-2012 climate regime.
A Portrait of China’s Climate Policy, Cheng Qian, Discussion Paper, Germanwatch e.V, Bonn, Germany, January 2008 [184 KB, PDF]
The integration of climate change adaptation and adaptive capacity issues within development processes is now a key issue for development policy and practice. The paper explores how adaptation, adaptive capacity and development inter-relate, and explores the way forward in terms of building response capacity.
Climate Change Adaptation, Adaptive Capacity and Development Discussion Paper, Valerie Nelson, Richard Lamboll and Adele Arendse, University of Greenwich and South South North, DSA-DFID Policy Forum, 2008 [174 KB, PDF]
The report draws attention to the impacts of climate change upon children. It argues that both mitigation and adaptation are necessary. The report illustrates how climate change may impact on different aspects of the most vulnerable children’s lives and how children themselves can be central to the response.
Our Climate, Our Children, Our Responsibility: The Implications of Climate Change for the World’s Children, Emma Back and Catherine Cameron, UNICEF, UK, 2008 [2.03 MB, PDF]
The workshop (Climate Change III in South-Eastern European Countries: Causes, Impacts, Solutions) will be held in Graz, Austria from 18-19 September 2008. It aims to exchange the latest findings in climate change related research in South-Eastern European (SEE) countries. Abstracts for presentations may be submitted by 28 July 2008.
Climate Change III in South-Eastern European Countries: Causes, Impacts, Solutions – Workshop, Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria, September 18-19, 2008
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