Latest news from NCCARF - July 2017

We’ve added 13 new case studies to CoastAdapt, bringing the total to 80. Highlights of the new additions include efforts to build resilience in little penguin colonies, and using CoastAdapt to understand climate change risks in the finance sector. The case studies page has been revamped to make it easier for you to find case studies close to you.

International news
The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) was officially launched in Kampala , Uganda on 26th June 2017. For more information, see www.icccad.net/luccc. In its first initiative, LUCCC plans to pool expertise in climate change curriculum development, see http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/07/04/universities-global-south-aim-end-reliance-western-experts/.

The Netherlands, together with Japan and UN Environment, will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands. This initiative was announced in February 2017, and it is expected that the Centre will commence operation before the end of 2017. For more information, see http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/02/netherlands-to-host-global-centre-of-excellence-on-climate-adaptation/.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise.

NCCARF is currently developing a three year program (2014-17) to address the adaptation needs of decision makers and practitioners, especially in the coastal zone, as they deal with projected impacts such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, increasing risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, and increasing coastal erosion.

Based at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, NCCARF has a national focus across Australia to build resilience to climate change in government, NGOs and the private sector. For more information on our aims and activities, please look through the Project Plan, or contact nccarf@griffith.edu.au

What is Adaptation?

In a world where climate impacts are increasingly observable and adaptation actions are increasingly required, we showcase leading impacts and adaptation research and explore the contribution of adaptation science to planning and policy making.

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Publications

A range of information products, including research reports, fact sheets, data, presentations and other outputs from NCCARF's research programs are now available.

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Practical knowledge for adaptation

NCCARF is developing a synthesis and communication program to condense and translate technical research information developed in its first phase into digestable communication products for a diverse audience of end users.

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Adaptation Networks

NCCARF’s Adaptation Research Networks, hosted by universities across Australia, are a community of researchers and practitioners working together to progress climate change adaptation knowledge.

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