AdaptNet for 3 November 2009
Adapting Australian Health Facilities to Climate ChangeUrbanization Effects on Temperature Trends – Lahore, PakistanClimate Change & Sea Level Rise Scenarios for VietnamAdaptation Costs for Developing Countries: New EstimatesClimate Change and Migration in Asia and the PacificConference: The Future of Cities – February 2010
The paper outlines the status of current knowledge regarding the likely impact of climate change-related extreme weather events on the Australian healthcare infrastructure. It identifies a range of strategies to effectively manage these challenges, and maximize the opportunities for healthcare continuity and quality during an extreme weather event.
Adapting Australian Health Facilities to Cope with Climate-Related Extreme Weather Events, Jane Carthey, Venny Chandra, and Martin Loosemore, Journal of Facilities Management, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 36-51, 2009 [752 KB, PDF]
The paper explores the trends of changing temperature of Lahore due to the rapid urbanization process from 1950 to 2007. It evaluates the growth in urban population, area and transportation by using the numerical time series data of mean minimum temperature (MMiT), mean maximum temperature (MMxT) and mean annual temperature (MAT).
Urbanization Effects on Temperature Trends of Lahore During 1950-2007, S.H. Sajjad et al., International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 274-281, 2009 [73.1 KB, PDF]
The report informs about the future trends of climate change and sea level rise in Vietnam by discussing various climate change and sea level rise scenarios. It provides opportunity for Vietnamese ministries, sectors, and provinces/cities to assess possible climate change impacts on their socio economic sectors, and to devise various alternative adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Climate Change, Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Vietnam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi, Vietnam, June 2009 [13.7 MB, PDF]
This draft report estimates adaptation costs for developing countries. It estimates that the cost between 2010 and 2050 of adapting to an approximately 2°C warmer world by 2050 is in the range of $75 billion to $100 billion a year. The report helps decision makers in developing countries understand the risks posed by climate change and design better strategies to adapt to climate change.
The Costs to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change: New Methods and Estimates (consultation draft), The Global Report of the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study, World Bank, 2009 [1.06 MB, PDF]
The study discusses how climate change is likely to influence population displacement, migration and settlement patterns and examines how this will impact development in different areas of Asia and the Pacific. It argues if migration due to climate change is managed effectively, humanitarian crises will be minimized, conflicts avoided, and countries can benefit.
This conference will take place at Chatham House, London on 8-9 February 2010. It will seek answers to the focal question of how rapid urban growth in cities can be planned, managed and financed within the most dramatic challenges of the 21st Century. For registration and other details, please go to the conference website below.
Conference: The Future of Cities, Conference Unit, Chatham House, London, UK, 8-9 February 2010