NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions
2013 Climate Adaptation Champions
The annual Climate Adaptation Champion Awards highlight the achievements of people taking concrete steps to change behaviour, techniques, businesses practices and policies to adapt to climate variability and change.
NCCARF held a nationwide search to share the stories of Australian people, businesses and organisations who are champions of practical and innovative ways to adapt to climate change. The public was invited to nominate people and groups from any sectors or region who champion climate adaptation to be recognised by the 2013 Awards.
Nominations closed on 19th April 2013 and the 2013 Climate Adaptation Champions will announced at the NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2013 knowledge+partnerships conference, 26 June, in Sydney. Each 2013 Climate Adaptation Champion will recieve a trophy as well as complimentary registration for the conference, return airfare and two nights accomodation.
If you have any questions on NCCARF's call for 2013 Climate Adaptation Champions, please contact Cameron Moor, email@example.com.
Who is a Climate Adaptation Champion?
NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions can be:
- excellent communicators, actively involved in exchanging the knowledge needed for climate adaptation;
- people, groups and governments actively involved in making decisions that take climate change impacts into account;
- leaders in their field, assisting others to adapt to a changing climate and
- inventors, designers and businesses leading the way with innovative ways to adapt.
As our guide we used the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) definition for adaptation “Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.”
2013 Climate Adaptation Categories
In 2013, NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions will be chosen in 4 categories: Individual, Community, Business and Government.
Entrants had to address at least one of these five main topics:
2. Communicating for climate adaptation - What have you done to connect people with the knowledge they need to understand adaptation and find solutions for climate challenges?
3. Assisting the natural environment - How do you make habitats more climate resilient or care for wildlife that will be affected by climate change?
4. Climate adapted city life - What are you doing in the city to help prepare for climate impacts such as more extremely hot days or stresses on the water supply?
5. Resilient communities - How do you engage with others to bring awareness of climate change impacts into plans and practices that can benefit your community or social group?
Use the links below to navigate recent Adaptation Champion profiles. These profiles can be used to have a closer look at past Adaptation Champions, engage with multimedia content, and link to further information about the Adaptation Champions.
2012 NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions
Individual Category: Lucinda Corrigan, Rennylea Pastoral Company for ‘Leadership of adaptation to climate change in Australia’s grazing industries’.
Business Category: Metcash Trading Ltd for its ‘Sustainability @ Metcash’ climate adaptation program.
Government Category: Department of Primary Industries, Victoria for its ‘Climate Extension Services‘ program.
Community Category: The ‘Making connections: landholders restoring connectivity in the Wet Tropics’ project.
2011 NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions
A Queensland farmer, a Tasmanian journalist and a council planner from mid-coast NSW were among NCCARF’s first Climate Adaptation Champions.