Shoring up the Energy Coast: Building Climate-Resilient Industries Along America’s Gulf Coast

This is a brief commentry by SwissRe (a global re-insurer) about the climate change risks facing the oil industry in the US gulf coast. They state that "the US Gulf Coast already faces significant risk of hurricane damage. Climate change, combined with economic growth and land subsidence, could increase losses in the region by up to 65 per cent over the next twenty years. As a result, affected communities could face cumulative economic damages of $US350 billion from climate hazards by 2030, says a new study released by Entergy Corporation and supported by Swiss Re research."

Developing industry climate change adaptation strategies: A case study for the McLaren Vale viticulture and Fleurieu Peninsula oliveculture industries

Adpatation examples for the wine and olive industry in South Australia.  "This work involved a participatory approach, engaging and educating key stakeholders, and encouraged a two-way flow of information between growers, researchers, policy and planning organisations. The focus of the case study was to identify initial adaptation strategies and planning directions in response to high priority climate risks. This work provides a foundation for subsequent, more detailed analysis of climate risks and adaptation options."


Climate-Resilient Industrial Development Paths:Design Principles and Alternative Models

This paper explores the broad contours of climate resilient industrial development paths. It defines development as an increase in local capacities for production and innovation and argues that the overarching goal of development is the generation of sustainable livelihoods.