Latest news from NCCARF - November 2017

A new report on Marine Biodiversity in the Synthesis Summary series is available from the NCCARF website.

The Call for Abstracts for the Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, to be held in Melbourne 8-10 May 2018, is open. The conference is jointly hosted by NCCARF and Engineers Australia.

Job opening
The Climate and Health Alliance is looking for a new Executive Director, to be based in Melbourne. Closing date for applications 17 November.

International news
The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the UNFCCC takes place on 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany. The WMO released its provisional Statement on the State of the Climate on the opening day, indicating that 2017 is very likely to be one of the three hottest years on record.

The United States has released its Climate Science Special Report, part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This concludes that ‘it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century’.

The Adaptation Futures conference, to be held in Cape Town 18-21 June 2018, will open for abstracts on 1 December 2017.

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

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.



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


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.


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.