AdaptNet for 29 January 2008
- Assessing the Economic Impacts of Australian Emissions Targets
- Adaptive Measures at Sub-national Levels of Government – US
- Linkages between Climate Change and Security – Africa
- Carbon Crunch – Meeting the Cost
- Integrating Development in Climate Change
- World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC) – 2008
The report looks at the economics of three emissions reduction scenarios (Free rider, Follower and Leader) for Australia. It suggests that achieving a 40-100% reduction in net emissions by 2050 is consistent with strong economic growth. The report argues that Australia can afford to take a leadership position in committing to substantial reductions in its net greenhouse emissions.
Leader, Follower or Free Rider? The Economic Impacts of Different Australian Emission Targets, S Hatfield-Dodds, EK Jackson, PD Adams, W Gerardi, The Climate Institute, Sydney, Australia, December 2007 [PDF]
The paper focuses on a basic question: are state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in the US addressing the issue of climate change/adaptation to potential climate change and variability impacts? It reveals that few of these agencies include climate change as an issue or potential problem, and even fewer introduce the concept of adaptation.
Climate Change and Adaptive Strategies in Sub-national Transportation Planning Agencies in the United States, Eric Lindquist, Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, May 24-26, 2007 [PDF]
The article reviews the linkages between climate change and security in Africa. It analyses the role of climate change adaptation policies in future conflict prevention. The authors argue that climate change represents the latest in a series of environmental drivers of human conflict that have been identified in recent decades.
Climate Change as the ‘New’ Security Threat: Implications for Africa, Oli Brown, Anne Hammill, Robert McLeman, International Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 6, November 2007 [PDF]
This briefing paper highlights the role of the finance sector in climate change mitigation and adaptation. It reviews what leading financial institutions are doing to address climate change. The paper underlines the importance of the policy making community in setting up the regulatory frameworks that will provide long-term investment horizons.
Carbon Crunch – Meeting the Cost, CEO Briefing, UNEP Finance Initiative – Innovative Financing for Sustainability, UNEP F1 Climate Change Working Group (CCWG), December 2007 [PDF]
The paper provides an integrated development-oriented approach to climate change issues with recommendations on the mandate and principles that should be reflected in any post-2012 global policy regime on climate change. It assists developing country governments in formulating policies and positions in the context of the climate change negotiations.
Integrating Development in Climate Change – A Framework Policy Discussion Paper on Key Elements for the Development of the Post-2012 Global Climate Policy Regime, South Centre, Switzerland, November 2007 [PDF]
World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC) – 2008 will be held from June 24-26, 2008. It will create a dynamic environment for renewable energy professionals, policy makers, government officials, manufacturers, engineers and community groups. Abstracts at the conference may be submitted by February 01, 2008. For more information, please go to the conference website.
World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC) – 2008, World Wind Energy Association, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and St. Lawrence College, North America, June 24-26, 2008
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