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Academic Earth: Climate change leture series

This freely available lecture series explores the issue of climate change through 12 lectures (each approximately 1hr 30mins). The subjects explored are: The Science of Climate Change The Economics of Climate Change Financing Adaptation Insurance The International Climate Regime Engaging the Developing World Climate Change and Biodiversity Climate and Trade Law: The Biofuels Problem Massachusetts v. EPA and its Aftermath Putting a Price on Carbon - Cap & Trade, Carbon Tax Current Federal Statues and Litigation State initiatives

Assessing resilient urban systems to support long term adaptation to climate change

This brief, by VCCAR, "considers the ways in which stakeholders interact with community-scale energy and water infrastructure systems, and the implications for improving infrastructure resilience to climate change...[the] research considers the ways in which stakeholders interact with community-scale energy and water infrastructure systems, and the implications for improving infrastructure resilience to climate change.
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Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements

Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change while at the same time highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations. It reviews policy responses, strategies and practices that are emerging in urban areas to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their potential achievements and constraints.

Coastal Climate Change Advisory Committee Issues and Options Paper

This is an issues and options paper and a very useful source of information for Victorian Councils (although it may be useful for as a guide for other states). The report highlights the anticipated coastal impacts, describes the policy, legal and planning framework and provides examples of other Australian and New Zealand approaches to climate change coastal management.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Framework

The report contains the UK Highways Agency's Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Although a small number of transport-specific climate change risks are shown, this report focuses on the framework needed. The framework includes how priorities are give to actions (e.g. based on level of disruption) and includes a simple method for the rationale behind choosing a preferred option for the management of climate change risks.

EU Action Against Climate Change: Adapting to Climate Change

This document sets the scene for the reasons why Europe should adation to the impacts of climate change. It provides European specific projections and briefly outlines what industries and National Governments can do to adapt to climate change.