Masterclass on 'Climate Adaptation: from Theory to Implementation'

This event has now finished. Presentations from this event are available for viewing and download below. 

Friday 20 May 2011, 8.30am to 6pm

Cinema A, Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank, Brisbane


The workshop:

This event aims to build Australian understanding and capacity by providing researchers and decision-makers with the latest international thinking on climate change adaptation. The workshop wlll feature some of the world’s leading climate change adaptation thinkers and practitioners.

Who should attend:

Researchers, policy and decision makers, especially those in their early and mid careers.

Sessions and speakers

Assessing adaptation practices
Roger Pulwarty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Limits to adaptation, maladaptation
Jon Barnett, University of Melbourne, Australia - Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 3.5mb)

Dealing with Uncertainty
Rob Lempert RAND Coorporation - Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 4mb)

Linking Global Science and Local Knowledge
Thomas Wilbanks, Oak Ridge National University, USA - Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 3.9mb)
Bridging the science-policy interface
Susanne Moser, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, USA - Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 4mb)
Hazard response: reducing risk or vulnerability?
Lisa Schipper, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden - Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 3.9mb)
Prioritising adaptation and conservation
Stephen Williams, James Cook University, Australia - Download Slides (pdf)

Adaptation in developing countries
Pauline Dube, University of Botswana - Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 5.5mb)

Climate Projections and Adaptation
Clare Goodess, University of East Anglia, Download Slides (pdf) Download audio (mp3, 3.9mb)