AdaptNet for 9 December 2008
- Climate Change – Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Urban Challenges of Asian Cities – Risks and Opportunities
- Towards A New Post-2012 Climate Change Agreement
- The Economic Impact of Climate Change
- Setting Priorities in Energy Innovation Policy
- Conference: Global Environmental Change and Human Security
This review reports that there are likely to be significant climate change impacts on the biological, economic, and social aspects of Australian fisheries. It notes the need for fisheries and aquaculture management policies to better integrate the effects of climate variability and climate change in establishing harvest levels and developing future adaptation strategies.
Implications of Climate Change for Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture – A Preliminary Assessment, A. J. Hobday, E. S. Poloczanska, and R. J. Matear (editors), Report to the Department of Climate Change, Canberra, Australia. August 2008 [4.73 MB, PDF]
The paper describes ways to meet Asia’s urban challenges, addressing the three dimensions of sustainable development – economics, environment, and society. It identifies some of the organizational changes required to effectively meet these challenges. The paper focuses on a city’s self-reliance, suggesting ways in which different types of cities can take on more responsibility for their own development.
Managing Asian Cities: Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Solutions, Asian development Bank (ADB), Philippines, 2008 [10.9 MB, PDF]
This paper outlines the broad contours of an effective post-2012 climate agreement. It examines key elements this framework must contain, and highlights the critical political challenges it must overcome. The paper assesses the prospects for a new climate agreement in Copenhagen climate change summit.
Towards A New International Climate Change Agreement (DRAFT: may not be cited or referenced), Elliot Diringer, Brookings Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA, August 2008
This paper surveys what we know and what we still need to learn about the economic impacts of climate change – and what this implies for climate policy. Under this umbrella, it assesses two basic questions: what are the implications of climate change? And how serious is this problem?
The Economic Impact of Climate Chance, Richard S.J. Tol, Working Paper No. 255, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland, September 2008 [207 KB, PDF]
This paper analyses the role of governments in supporting the development and deployment of a range of new and existing energy technologies. The paper’s starting point is the common assertion that governments should avoid providing targeted support to particular technologies. Instead, they should set general frameworks to encourage more sustainable innovation.
Setting Priorities in Energy Innovation Policy: Lessons for the UK, Jim Watson, Discussion Paper 2008-08, Energy Technology Innovation Policy, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge, October 2008 [220 KB, PDF]
This Conference aims to synthesize the results of 10 years of research on the human security theme. It will discuss the interactions between various processes of global environmental change and what they mean for human security. Abstracts (no more than 250 words) may be submitted by 15 January 2009.
GECHS Synthesis Conference: Human Security in an Era of Global Change, Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project, University of Oslo, Norway, 22-24 June 2009
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