AdaptNet for 26 May 2009
- Coastal Planning and Climate Change in Australia
- Innovative Solutions in Responding to Climate Change
- California’s City Berkeley Releases Climate Action Plan
- ADAM: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies – Final Report
- Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change
- On the Road to Copenhagen: Legal Aspects – Conference
Coastal Planning and Climate Change in Australia
The paper focuses on coastal urbanization in Australia and planning for climate change. It uses some selective case studies, including peri-urban and sea change locations. The paper examines the question of cumulative impact and risk with the objective of finding a pathway forward that ensures the safety and well being of the coastal communities.
Principles for an Intergovernmental Agreement for Coastal Planning and Climate Change in Australia, Barbara Norman, Habitat International, vol. 33 pp. 293–299, 2009 [subscription required]
The report presents three innovative solutions in responding to climate change, namely nanotechnology, ocean energy and forestry. It assesses the opportunities and challenges that each type of innovation offers. The report addresses the question: why these innovative solutions have not yet reached the stage of mass commercialization?
Innovation in Responding to Climate Change: Nanotechnology, Ocean Energy and Forestry, Miguel Esteban et al., United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), United Nations University (UNU), Japan, 2008 [2.59 MB, PDF]
The Berkeley Climate Action Plan serves as a guide for setting the community on a path to achieve a sustainable Berkeley through a climate action planning process. It stresses the urgency of the challenge to make big changes in infrastructure, technological advances, and the decisions we make every day.
City of Berkeley: Climate Action Plan, 3rd Draft, City of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, April 2009 [1.54 MB, PDF]
The ADAM project was structured around four overarching domains: scenarios, adaptation, mitigation and policy appraisal. This report captures a summary of the project through a series of headline statements. It elaborates on the findings through short research narratives drawn from each of the main areas of work in the project.
ADAM: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies – Supporting European Climate Policy, Final Report, ADAM Project Office, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK, May 2009 [1.30 MB, PDF]
The guide presents some conceptual and methodological advances on gender relations in the context of climate change. It makes the case for why it is necessary to include women’s voices, needs and expertise in climate change policy. The guide demonstrates how women’s contributions can strengthen the effectiveness of climate change measures.
Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change, Lance W. Garmer (editor), The UN Development Programme (UNDP), 2009 [2.92 MB, PDF]
This climate law conference will take place at the International Club Berlin (ICB) on 15 June 2009. It will bring together experts from the legal discipline and other stakeholders to engage in a discussion on the legal dimensions of climate change. Registration closes on 1 June 2009.
2nd Berlin Climate Law Conference – On the Road to Copenhagen: Legal Aspects of the Post-2012, Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin, Germany, 15 June 2009