AdaptNet for 5 August 2008
- Health Impacts and Adaptation Strategies – Western Australia
- Urban Growth Management – Quito, Xi’an and Hyderabad
- Architectural Principles for International Transport
- Climate Change and Sustainable Development – Asia Pacific
- Adaptation – Community Based Technology Solutions
- Climate Risk Management for Energy Sector – Workshop
The report identifies the possible events which could impact on health in terms of the estimated ‘level of risk’ and the estimated ‘level of capacity response’ currently in place in Western Australia. It explores many potential adaptation measures to reduce the impact of climate change on human health in the region.
Health Impacts of Climate Change: Adaptation Strategies for Western Australia, Jeff Spickett, Helen Brown and Dianne Katscherian, Environment Health Directorate, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia, 2008 [782 KB, PDF]
The study explores urban spatial growth patterns in three middle-sized metropolitan regions: Quito in Latin America; Xi’an in China; and Hyderabad in India. It examines how rapidly-growing urban agglomerations are adapting (or have been adapting) in terms of land conversion, provision of infrastructure, public finance and environment concerns.
Exploring Urban Growth Management: Insights from Three Cities – Quito, Xi’an and Hyderabad, Laszlo Lovei, Abha Joshi-Ghani, Mila Freire, Urban Development Unit, Finance, Economics and Urban Department, World Bank, June 15, 2008 [2.97 MB, PDF]
The paper discusses whether the existing climate policy deadlock presents an opportunity to address climate change in a holistic manner. It proposes six architectural principles which could be central to unlock common but differentiated responsibilities for international transport. The paper quantifies benefits and costs to participating countries, and discusses equity issues.
Architecture for Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Transformation for International Transport: Global and Differentiated, Andre Stochniol, Paper for Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, London, UK, July 2008 [373 KB, PDF]
The paper looks at climate change related issues in several sectors of the Asia-Pacific region including forestry, energy (bio-fuels), waste management, and groundwater, as well as key institutional and industry developments. It proposes climate strategies that take into account the needs of the region. The paper sets out policy recommendations that integrate climate change policies and sustainable development.
Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development, IGES White Paper, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies-IGES, Japan, 2008 [3.22 MB, PDF]
Adaptation to the impacts of climate change requires innovation and cooperation. The manual introduces the SSN Technology Receptivity Programme Framework that describes distinct steps to help communities cope with the impacts of climate change. The users may successfully initiate different technological solutions for climate change adaptation by following the steps outlined in the manual.
Community Based Technology Solutions: Adapting to Climate Change, Steve Thorne, Barry Kantor and Ijaz Hossain, SouthSouthNorth – SSN, Cape Town, November 2007 [2.23 MB, PDF]
The workshop (NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW): Weather/Climate Risk Management for the Energy Sector) will be held in Lecce, Italy from 06-10 October 2008. It aims to identify vulnerabilities of energy sector to extreme weather events in the context of climate change adaptation. Abstracts for presentations may be submitted by 25 August 2008.
NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW): Weather/Climate Risk Management for the Energy Sector, The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, Lecce, Italy, October 06-10, 2008
Mainstreaming Biodiversity within Climate Change Adaptation: Review by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity – Jaime Webbe
Jaime Webbe, Programme Officer for Climate Change and Dry and Sub-humid Lands at Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) notes, “while national adaptation programmes of action and adaptation funds within various frameworks have begun to address biodiversity, planning tools for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use have yet to adequately take up the issue of climate change; As one solution, the ecosystem approach as a tool within the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) could achieve the effective integration of adaptation considerations within biodiversity planning and implementation of the CBD.”
Mainstreaming Biodiversity within Climate Change Adaptation: Review by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Jaime Webbe, AdaptNet Policy Forum 08-07-E-Ad, 05 August 2008
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