AdaptNet for 25 August 2009
- What Do Australians Say about Climate Change?
- Integrating Climate Change into Transportation Plans
- A Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports
- Developing Actions to Reduce Heat-Health Effects
- The Way Forward on Gender and Climate Finance
- Disaster Mitigation and Management – Conference
The paper provides insight into Australians’ views on climate change and assesses whether these views have changed over time. It also assesses how public opinion on climate change in Australia compares to that in the US. The paper finds that climate change now rates in Australians’ minds as a top policy issue alongside traditional issues of education and health.
What Do Australians Say about Climate Change? Natalie Collins, Policy and Governance Discussion Paper 09-01, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2009 [539 KB, PDF]
The paper explores opportunities for integrating climate change into transportation planning. It reviews current transportation plans and related planning documents from 12 US state departments of transportation (DOTs) and 18 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). The paper provides some recommendation to link long range transportation planning and climate change in regulations.
Integrating Climate Change into State and Regional Transportation Plans, Frank Gallivan, Jeffrey Ang-Olson and Diane Turchetta, Submitted for presentation at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), North Carolina State University, USA, 2009 [361 KB, PDF]
This guide helps bridging the gap between science and policy, and increases public awareness about the urgency of action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is particularly useful for those who do not have the scientific background to read the original synthesis report from the IPCC.
Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports, Alex Kirby, Christina Stuhlberger, Claudia Heberlein and Svein Tveitdal, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal, 2009 [6.85 MB, PDF]
The report summarizes the overall results of a two-year project ‘EuroHEAT– improving public health responses to extreme weather/heat-waves’. The project quantifies the health effects of heat in cities in the WHO European Region, and identifies options for improving the preparedness of health systems to protect public health.
Improving Public Health Responses to Extreme Weather/Heat-waves – EuroHEAT, Technical Summary, Bettina Menne and Franziska Matthies (editors), World Health Organization (WHO), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009 [1.53 MB, PDF]
The report examines gender implications of the new global climate finance architecture, as well as specific climate funds and financing mechanisms. It argues that climate change financing instruments and mechanisms need to take gender-differentiated impacts into account. The report proposes options for a way forward on gender and climate finance.
Gender and Climate Finance: Double Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development, Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, Washington, DC, USA, 2009 [1.56 MB, PDF]
In Association with American Journal of Environmental Sciences, this conference will take place from 16-18 December 2009 in Tamil Nadu, India. It will provide a platform for professionals/scientists to share and disseminate the information on various aspects related to disaster mitigation and management. Abstracts may be submitted by 15 September 2009.
International Conference on Disaster Mitigation and Management, In Association with American Journal of Environmental Sciences, PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India, December 16-18, 2009