Policy Guidance Brief first launch - CANBERRA

Event Cost: 
The Lobby, King George Terrace, Canberra
Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The first five Policy Guidance Briefs were launched in Canberra on 26th February 2013. At the launch, there were three presentations, by:

Jean Palutikof, NCCARF Director: NCCARF’s Adaptation Conversation: the development of Policy Guidance Briefs

Martin Parry, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II for the Fourth Assessment: National climate change adaptation efforts: some lessons from the Northern Hemisphere

Will Steffen, Climate Commissioner: Responding to climate change: perspectives from Australia

NCCARF’s policy guidance briefs seek to deliver evidence-based guidance to decision makers in key areas of climate change knowledge.  Since 2008, NCCARF has worked with adaptation practitioners and researchers to develop and communicate the knowledge needed to successfully adapt Australia to climate variability, risk and change. Now, NCCARF has brought together this knowledge to address the needs of decision makers at all levels of government and in the private sector. Twelve policy guidance briefs will be delivered in 2012 – 13, and at this launch we delivered the first five, on: 

• decision-making for effective adaptation; 

• managing coastal communities and ecosystems; 

• supporting local governments; 

• adapting agriculture; and,

• managing water resources under climate change.

Header image: Alex E Proimos (Flickr)