- Impacts of Climate Change on Buildings
- Toronto’s Urban Forest and Climate Change Adaptation
- Post – 2012 Climate Regime: Barriers and Solutions
- Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change – A Critique
- Climate Change and Agricultural Production – Australia
- INECE 8th International Conference – South Africa
The study (based on climate projections for 2030 and 2070 in Australia) examines the capacity of Australia’s building stock and building practices to maintain current levels of amenity in the face of a changing climate. It identifies options to adapt existing and new residential and commercial building practices for climate change.
An Assessment of the Need to Adapt Buildings to the Unavoidable Consequences of Climate Change, Lynda Amitrano et al., BRANZ Limited, Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Canberra, August 2007
The report (phase 4 of the project-Adapting to Climate Change in Toronto) focuses on two areas; urban forest and heat. It presents a series of adaptation options (tree health monitoring, watering programs, modifying plantings and others) to reduce impacts of climate change on urban forest in the City of Toronto.
Climate Change Adaptation Options for Toronto’s Urban Forest, Eva Ligeti et al., The Clean Air Partnership (CAP), Canada, June 2007 [PDF]
The report contributes to the overall discussion on climate change and a post-2012 climate regime. It provides some insights regarding the history of the climate convention and various negotiating positions. The report highlights the key barriers for an effective post-2012 agreement and suggests possible actions to overcome those barriers.
Climate Policy Post-2012 – A Roadmap: The Global Governance of Climate Change, Hermann E. Ott, Tällberg Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2007 [PDF]
The paper critically examines the Stern Review and argues that the report (Stern Review) has misrepresented literature and understandings on the relationship of projected climate changes and future losses from extreme events in developed countries. It documents these errors and suggests how an alternative approach might have been structured.
Mistreatment of the Economic Impacts of Extreme Events in the Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change (Article in Press), Roger Pielke Jr., ScienceDirect, May 2007 [PDF]
The paper states that the agricultural production in Australia is likely to be reduced in future due to climate changes. It argues that integrating the science of climate change and the experiences gained in managing climate variability is vital for rural communities and scientists to jointly design pathways toward maintenance of agricultural production.
Rural Sector Adapting to Climate Change – Effects on Future Production, H. Meinke et al., Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), ABARE Outlook Conference, March 06-07, 2007 [PDF]
The INECE 8th International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from April 05-11, 2008. Climate change and compliance will be a cross-cutting issue through several of the conference program topics. Papers (05 pages or less) may be submitted by November 12, 2007.
INECE’s 8th International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement – INECE, Cape Town, South Africa, April 05-11, 2008
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