NCCARF National Seminar Series

The NCCARF national seminar series has brought up to date research information about adapting to climate change to all States and Territories. The following are topics and speakers scheduled to date.

Please look through our events calendar for details of past and future seminars as well as other workshops and events to inform decision making for climate adaptation.

Seminar Archive

26th February 2013; CANBERRA
Martin Parry (Grantham Institute for Climate Change research), Will Steffen (Climate Commissioner)
Two world leaders in climate change impacts and adaptation discussing the latest developments in responding to climate change through adaptation, at international and national levels
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18th January 2013; TASMANIA
Peter stott (UK), Linda Mearns (USA)
Two leading international climate change scientists present their research relevant to climate change and adaptation
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12th December 2012; BRISBANE
Jean Palutikof (NCCARF), Andrew Ash (CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship), Paul Burton (Griffith University), Mara Bun (Green Cross Australia)
Emerging and future challenges for adaptation: some personal views
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29th November 2012; SYDNEY
Kate Lonsdale (UK Climate Impacts Programme)
Learning from UKCIP, supporting adaptation to the unavoidable impacts of climate change in the UK
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7th November 2012; ALICE SPRINGS
Meg Parsons (University of Melbourne)
Emerging lessons about climate change impacts and adaptation by Indigenous communities
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8th November 2012: ADELAIDE
Meg Parsons (University of Melbourne)
Conceptions of justice in the Anthropogenic era: climate change adaptation and the rights of Indigenous and small island populations 
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25th October; MELBOURNE
Pauline Dube (University of Botswana)
Wildland Fire management in southern Africa 
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3 October 2012; BRISBANE
Pauline Dube (University of Botswana)
Is it about adapting to climate change or more of adapting to Global Environmental Change and Globalization? A reflection from Africa, Botswana
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26 July 2012; ADELAIDE
Andrew Beer (University of Adelaide)
Australia’s Country Towns and Climate Change: Moving from Vulnerable to Adaptable
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19 April 2012; CANBERRA
Sotiris Vardoularkis (UK HealthProtection Authority) 
The first UK Climate Change Risk Assessment – findings and lessons learned for the health sector
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13 April 2012; MELBOURNE
Robert Glennon (University of Arizona) 
Unquenchable: America's water crisis and what to do about it
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12 April 2012; BRISBANE
Sotiris Vardoularkis (UK HealthProtection Authority)
The first UK Climate Change Risk Assessment – findings and lessons learned for the health sector
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10 April 2012; BRISBANE
Robert Glennon (University of Arizona)
Unquenchable: America's water crisis and what to do about it
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15 March 2012; MELBOURNE
Jim Salinger (NCCARF visiting fellow)
Adapting agriculture management to cope with high-intensity rainfall
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9 March 2012; HOBART
Jim Salinger (NCCARF visiting fellow)
Adapting agriculture management to cope with high-intensity rainfall
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23 February 2012; BRISBANE
Nick Klingaman (University of Reading)
Will a warmer world change Queensland's rainfall?
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23 February 2012; TOWNSVILLE
Jean Palutikof (NCCARF) and Sarah Boulter (NCCARF)
Looking Into the Past to Learn for the Future: Climate Extremes Informing Climate Change Adaptation
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16 February 2012; BRISBANE
Tom Wigley (University of Adelaide)
Consistency between observed and model-predicted temperatures over the 20th century
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1 December 2011; BRISBANE
Diogo de Gusmão (Queensland Government Climate Change Centre of Excellence)
Low probability, high impact sea level rise prediction for the coast of Queensland
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17 November 2011; BRISBANE
Richard Fuller (University of Queensland)
Climate adaptation for Australia's biodiversity
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17 November 2011; BRISBANE
Nicholas Macgregor (Natural England)
Conserving England’s natural environment in a changing climate
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27 October 2011; BRISBANE
Wade Hadwen (Griffith University)
Moving from Impacts to Adaptation in the Coastal Zone
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25 August 2011; BRISBANE
Rob Wilby (Loughborough University)
Detecting and adapting to changing flood risk
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10 August 2011; BRISBANE
Roger Street (UK Climate Impacts Programme)
Preparing for the climate challenge
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16 June 2011; BRISBANE
Joseph Reser (Griffith University)
Public Risk perceptions, understandings and responses to climate change
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19 May 2011; BRISBANE
Lisa Schipper (Stockholm Environment Institute)
Adaptation 2.0 & the End of the Honeymoon
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13 April 2011; BRISBANE
Declan Conway (University of East Anglia)
Adaptating to climate change in China
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25 November 2010; CANBERRA
John Handmer (RMIT)
The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission
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18 November 2010; GOLD COAST
Rob Roggema (Victorian Centre for Climate Adaptation Research)
How to plan for climate change adaptation
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27 October 2010; BRISBANE
Andy Pitman (University of New South Wales)
Regionalising Climate Change Projections
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30 September 2010; BRISBANE
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (University of Queensland)
Impacts of climate change on the world's marine ecosystems
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20 August 2010; BRISBANE
Terry Hughes (James Cook University)
Climate Change and the Future of Coral Reefs
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5 August 2010; BRISBANE
Nadine Marshall (CSIRO)
Social science and climate adaptation – some starting points
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21 July 2010; BRISBANE
Tim Chapin (Florida State University)
Adaptive Response to Sea Level Rise in the Florida’s Gold Coast
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6 July 2010; BRISBANE
Diogo de Gusmão (Hadley Centre, UK) and Hazel Thornton (Hadley Centre, UK)
Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre
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28 June 2010; GOLD COAST
Cynthia Rosenzweig (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
Adapting to climate change in cities: A New York perspective
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9 June 2010; BRISBANE
Will Steffen (Australian National University)
Knowledge for adaptation - a challenge for climate science
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19 May 2010; BRISBANE
Nick Klingaman (University of Reading)
What controls year-to-year and decade-to-decade variability in Queensland rainfall?
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28 April 2010; BRISBANE
Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University)
Climate change and Australia's biodiversity: can it adapt?
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30 March 2010; BRISBANE
Rob Allan (Hadley Centre, UK)
Atmospheric Reconstructions over the Earth
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30 March 2010; BRISBANE
Chris Gordon (Hadley Centre, UK)
Climate Services for Adaptation Planning
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29 March 2010; BRISBANE
Barry Smit (University of Guelph)
Un-Natural Disasters: the Fractured Science and Politics of Climate Change
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11 February 2010; BRISBANE
John McAneney (Risk Frontiers- Macquarie University)
Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Property Losses
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17 November 2009; BRISBANE
Tim Smith (University of the Sunshine Coast)
Enhancing adaptive capacity in coastal communities
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22 October 2009; BRISBANE
Sandra Schuster (Munich Reinsurance)
Managing the unavoidable - Natural Catastrophes
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29 September 2009; BRISBANE
Jan McDonald (Griffith University)
The Legal Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation
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30 July 2009; BRISBANE
Rachel Warren (University of East Anglia)
CIAS and Climascope
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30 July 2009; BRISBANE
Jeff Price (World Wildlife Fund)
Networks for Adaptation
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28 July 2009; BRISBANE
Andrew Garcia (US Army Corp of Engineers)
Hurricane Katrina - The Storm and its Effects on Planning and Design
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21 July 2009; BRISBANE
Mark Howden (CSIRO)
Climate Change: Loving an even more sunburnt country?
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12 June 2009; BRISBANE
Samuel Fankhauser (London School of Economics)
The Economics of Adaptation
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12 June 2009; BRISBANE
Hans-Martin Fussel (PIK)
Vulnerability to climate change: concepts, assessment approaches, and applications
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4 June 2009; BRISBANE
Andrew Ash (CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship)
Adaptation - A time for Action
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21 May 2009; BRISBANE
Jean Palutikof (NCCARF)
Flood, famine and dangerous weather: What can the past tell us about adapting for future climate change?
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8 May 2009; BRISBANE
Kristie L Ebi (IPCC)
Public Health: Adapting to climate change
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27 March 2009; BRISBANE
David Karoly (University of Melbourne)
2009 Heat waves and bushfires in SE Australia: are they related to climate change?
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