AdaptNet (ISSN: 1836-2478) is RMIT University Global Cities Research Institute’s Climate Change Adaptation Program network focused on urban climate change adaptation. It is produced in partnership with Nautilus Institute. This decentralized network creates a set of common knowledge and reference points for participants in the network; it offers information, analysis, and methodology to undertake urban climate change adaptive policy research and analysis. AdaptNet highlights best practice and demonstration projects.  It focuses on cities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, but acknowledges the global network of cities.


AdaptNet Editor: Saleem Janjua, Email: adaptnet@rmit.edu.au

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22 December 2015: Climate Change Adaptation

This is goodbye from the AdaptNet team. As you will be aware AdaptNet has not appeared regularly in your inbox for the past few months. We are now shutting down the service permanently. Thank-you all for your regular readership and support since AdaptNet’s beginning in 2006. Over the years we have consistently published in English […]

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AdaptNet for 27 October 2015

1. Framework for Enabling Climate Adaptation
2. Application of GIS to Support Urban Water Management
3. The Coming Financial Climate
4. Climate Change Adaptation Plans
5. Changes in Observed Climate Extremes in Global Urban Areas
6. Conference – Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene

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AdaptNet for 23 June 2015

  1. Port Vila Climate Vulnerability Assessment – RMIT University
  2. The Antalya Report: Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate
  3. Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
  4. South Australia’s Climate Change Adaptation Planning Framework
  5. Building Blocks of Rural Community Resilience – Australia
  6. Earth System Governance Conference – Canberra, Australia
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AdaptNet for 26 May 2015

  1. Place, Scale and Climate Change: From Local to Global
  2. Urban Areas – Changes in Observed Extremes
  3. Transforming the Urban Design-Ecology Nexus – A Model
  4. GIS for Urban Water Management – Vietnam
  5. Women’s Leadership in Risk-Resilient Development
  6. International Conference on Building Resilience – Australia
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AdaptNet for 12 May 2015

  1. Why Climate Negotiations Matter for Australia?
  2. Global Natural Disasters: Patterns and Trends
  3. Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management
  4. Urban Planning and Health Impacts – Climate Change
  5. Extreme Heat, Bushfires and Climate Change
  6. Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
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AdaptNet for 28 April 2015

1. Framework – Planning for Cooler Cities
2. Flood Risks and Urban Responses in China
3. India – Urban Risks and Vulnerabilities
4. Extreme Heat & Increasing Fire Activity – Western Australia
5. Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Climate Change
6. Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance

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AdaptNet for 14 April 2015

1. Applied Studies in Climate Change Adaptation
2. Challenges of Urban Resilience in India
3. Strategic Flood Risk Management
4. Climate Change – Calculating the Cost of River Floods
5. Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
6. International Asian Urbanization Conference – Indonesia

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AdaptNet for 31 March 2015

1. Climate Change, Extreme Heat and Bushfires in WA
2. Climate Compatible Development – India
3. Adaptation to Climate Change in British Local Government
4. Human Cost of Natural Disasters: A Global Perspective
5. Australia and Climate Change Negotiations
6. NCCARF Climate Adaptation Conference 2016

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AdaptNet for 17 March 2015

1. Conflict-sensitive Urban Responses to Climate Change
2. Urban Resilience: Critical Lessons and Insights
3. Assessing Urban Security in the Digital Age
4. Health Impacts of Climate Change in Urban Planning
5. Global Risks Report 2015
6. International Course on Adaptation and Mitigation – India

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AdaptNet for 3 March 2015

1. People-place Relations and Climate Change

2. Climate-related Flood Risks in the Pearl River Delta

3. Livelihood Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

4. A Decade of Disaster Risk Management in India

5. Using UGI to Mitigate Excess Urban Heat: A Framework

6. Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

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