AdaptNet for 23 June 2009
- Framing Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment
- Adapting Cities to Climate Change – Local Development
- Wuppertal Options for Post-2012 Climate Regime
- Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia
- Climate Change Guide for Individuals and Communities
- Adaptation Information Sharing Forum – Canberra, Australia
Framing Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment
The paper provides definitions and explanations of key concepts relating to adaptation. It introduces some of the commonly used methodologies for assessing vulnerability, adaptive capacity and risk. The appendices to the paper provide summaries of recent Australian vulnerability and impact assessments to illustrate some of these different approaches and the resulting outputs.
Framing Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment: Discussion Paper, Ben Preston and Mark Stafford-Smith, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship Working Paper No. 2, CSIRO, Australia, 2009 [1.73 MB, PDF]
This book identifies risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centers. It examines the implications of climate change for cities in low-and middle-income countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The book looks at what cities can do to be part of the climate change solution and proposes options for adaptation.
Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges, Jane Bicknell, David Dodman and David Satterthwaite (editors), pp. 424, Earthscan Publications, May 2009 [payment required]
This draft report presents some proposals for post-2012 building blocks, including: shared vision, Annex I targets, non-Annex I NAMAs (nationally appropriate mitigation actions), adaptation, financing, technology, and REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation).
Towards an Effective and Equitable Climate Change Agreement: A Wuppertal Proposal for Post 2012 (Draft), Wolfgang Sterk et al., Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany, May 2009 [367 KB, PDF]
The paper examines climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, costs, opportunities and policy options for Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It urges the region to play its part in a global solution to climate change by introducing sustainable development policies that incorporate adaptation and mitigation activities.
The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review, Asian Development Bank (ADB), April 2009 [9.75 MB, PDF]
This guide presents information for individuals and communities to understand Earth’s climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. It informs about the essential principles of climate system. The guide promotes climate science literacy by providing some basic educational framework of climate concepts.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science – A Guide for Individuals and Communities, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Washington DC, USA, March 2009 [2.92 MB, PDF]
This forum will take place in Canberra, Australia on 22 September 2009. It will highlight and discuss various opportunities that could help address the problem of climate change, with a particular focus on adaptation options. Proposals (15-minute presentations) may be submitted by 30 June 2009. For more information, please go to the link below.
Climate Change Adaptation Information Sharing Forum, Climate Change Adaptation and Infrastructure Program, Australian Security Research Centre, Canberra, Australia, 22 September 2009 [24 KB, PDF]