AdaptNet for 29 April 2008
- Climate Change Implications for Australian Protected Areas
- Interdependencies of Urban Impacts and Adaptation Actions
- What is the Significance of the 2007 Bali Conference?
- UK Government’s Position on Economics of Nuclear Power
- Indian Multi-Tiered Governance and Climate Change Adaptation
- Applied Energy Conference (ICAE 09) – Hong Kong
1. Climate Change Implications for Australian Protected Areas
The report assesses the impacts and management implications of climate change for the Australian Government’s protected areas. It examines twenty protected areas comprising: six national parks; Australian national botanic gardens; and thirteen marine protected areas.
The Impacts and Management Implications of Climate Change for the Australian Government’s Protected Areas: Discussion Paper, Prepared for the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and the Department of Climate Change, Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd, Commonwealth of Australia, March 2008 [PDF]
The paper analyses the interdependency of climate change impact and adaptation strategies upon infrastructure in the Metropolitan Boston urban area. It argues that the predominant sector or system specific models used for assessing climate impacts and the impacts of adaptation measures in urban settings have major limitations.
Interdependencies of Urban Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies: A Case Study of Metropolitan Boston, USA, Paul Kirshen, Matthias Ruth and William Anderson, Climate Policy, Volume 86, Numbers 1-2, Springer Netherlands*, January, 2008
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The paper examines the significance of the 2007 Bali climate change conference. It finds that the outcome of Bali conference is insufficient when compared to the nature of the climate change challenge. However, it considers that this conference marked the entrance of global social policy and the global social movement into the climate arena.
The Bali Roadmap: New Horizons for Global Climate Policy, Hermann E. Ott, Wolfgang Sterk and Rie Watanabe, Climate Policy, Vol. 8, No. 01, 2008 [PDF]
In its recent consultation ‘The Future of Nuclear Power’ the UK Government considers that nuclear power stations would yield economic benefits to the UK. The briefing note demonstrates that UK Government’s position on the economics of nuclear power is overly optimistic as its analysis fails to account for significant risks and uncertainties.
The Economics of Nuclear Power – Has Government Got It Right? Gordon MacKerron, Sussex Energy Group-Policy Briefing, No. 1, December 2007 [PDF]
India’s multi-tiered governance offers several challenges and opportunities for climate change adaptation across diverse regions and sectors. The paper identifies areas in the Indian agriculture sector where multi-tiered governance could play a pivotal role in strengthening resilience and adaptive capacities of farming communities to climate variability and change.
Role of Multi-Tiered Governance for Enhancing Adaptive Capacities to Climate Variability and Change, Sreeja Nair, Centre for Global Environment Research, TERI, India, 2008 [PDF]
The 1st International Conference on Applied Energy will take place from 05-07 January 2009 in Hong Kong. It aims to gather experts from academia and industries around the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, to form networks for facilitating interdisciplinary research in applied energy technology. Abstracts may be submitted by April 30, 2008.
1st International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 09), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, January 05-07, 2008
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