• Week starting
    Monday, March 11, 2013

    This week, Deputy Director David Rissik will facilitate a discussion at the South Australian Climate Change Adaptation Showcase in Adelaide. Supported by NCCARF, the showcase focusses on adaptation research in and about South Australia, and includes a full day of presentations, posters and networking. On Friday, NCCARF launches a new report at Botany Bay: Enhancing the Resilience of Seaports to a Changing Climate, authored by Darryn McEvoy from RMIT University.

  • Week starting
    Monday, March 4, 2013

    This week NCCARF hosts a meeting of Adaptation Research Networks, representing almost 5000 members, and the Forum for NCCARF Interaction with States and Territories (FORNSAT), representing all States and Territories.This is a national meeting to exchange information about climate change adaptation research and activities in all sectors.

  • Week starting
    Monday, February 25, 2013

    We launch NCCARF's first tranche of Policy Guidance Briefs in Canberra on Tuesday, featuring presentations by two leading thinkers in climate change. The call is now open for the 2013 NCCARF Adaptation Champions, to highlight the actions of people in communities, business and government who are leading the way in climate change adaptation. Who will you nominate?

  • Week starting
    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Due to numerous requests for extensions during this busy time of the year, we have extended abstract submission for the National Climate Adaptation 2013 conference for a further week. Abstracts will now close Friday, 22 February. As well as more traditional academic research, we are hoping to attract abstracts from on-ground practitioners, decision-makers and communities that can share their experiences or case studies relating to climate adaptation.

    Register now for the launch of NCCARF's first tranche of Policy Guidance Briefs in Canberra on 26 February. The event will feature presentations by two leading thinkers in climate change.

  • Week starting
    Monday, February 11, 2013

    This week in NCCARF, abstracts for the National Climate Adaptation Conference close. We encourage you to submit an abstract on your adaptation work or experience by Friday, 15 February 2013.

    The Adaptation Conversation continues with a workshop exploring issues, activities and planning around adaptation and Indigenous communities. Based on knowledge gathered from similar workshops, NCCARF has developed the first suite of policy guidance briefs to address the needs of decision-makers at all levels of government and the private sector. Register now for February 26th launch in Canberra.

  • Week starting
    Monday, February 4, 2013

    This week, planning for the NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2013 conference moves forward with state government sponsors from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. We encourage you to submit an abstract on your experiences in managing and planning for adaptation, case studies of adaptation and research projects related to climate change adaptation by 15 February 2013.

  • Week starting
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    This week, NCCARF activities have been disrupted by the Queensland floods (not as resilient as we would like to be). A new NCCARF report examines the past and present drivers of landscape change in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, and models scenarios for the future, based on potential land use planning decisions: Past, present and future landscapes: Understanding alternative futures for climate change adaptation of coastal settlements and communitiesNormal service will be resumed next week.

  • Week starting
    Monday, January 21, 2013

    We extend our thanks to the 300 people who attended the public seminar last Friday in Hobart: Climate Change Science and Adaptation Challenges featuring Peter Stott and Linda Mearns. A new NCCARF report explores future climate change challenges to industry and local communities in Central Queensland’s coal mining region, based on looking at droughts and floods since 2000: Extractive resource development in a changing climate: learning the lessons from extreme weather events in Queensland, Australia.

  • Week starting
    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Together with the Marine Biodiversity and Resources Adaptation Research Network, NCCARF will present a public seminar on Friday in Hobart: Climate Change Science and Adaptation Challenges featuring high profile speakers, Peter Stott from the UK Met Office and Linda Mearns from NCAR, USA. They are lead authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment. Opening the event will be Senator Christine Milne, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, Professor Peter Rathjen and the Director of NCCARF, Dr Jean Palutikof. More information>>

  • Week starting
    Monday, January 7, 2013

    This week, we have new research reports available. Learn about approaches to risk assessment on Australian coasts, making decisions in the face of uncertainty and vulnerability to heat in our cities. Many reports will be released in the coming weeks so check our news page for updates.