risk assessment

Anticipating Climate Change

This brief report identifies the processes and outcome of a climate change impact study undertaken by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The article provides an interesting insight into the anticipated issues that face ports, providing a sample of the types of infrastructure at risk and the definitions of risk used by the authority. This article has relevance for Australian local governments who are considering the systems-wide impacts of climate change.

The Role of Social and Decision Sciences in Communicating Uncertain Climate Risks

The newly created Nature Climate journal has an interesting article on communicating climate change. The abstract reads "A major challenge facing climate scientists is explaining to non-specialists the risks and uncertainties surrounding potential changes over the coming years, decades and centuries. Although there are many guidelines for climate communication, there is little empirical evidence of their efficacy, whether for dispassionately explaining the science or for persuading people to act in more sustainable ways.
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Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand – 2nd Edition

While this manual is designed for a NZ local government audience it provides a good insight in to methods that may be suitable for Australian counterparts, especially the flow chart on council functions. The executive summary reads: "this Guidance Manual is designed to help local governments identify and quantify opportunities and hazards that climate change poses for their functions, responsibilities and infrastructure. This is the second edition of the Guidance Manual, and it supersedes the first edition published in 2004.

Draft Climate Adaptation Plan: Climate Adept City

This is the climate change action plan for the City of Port Phillip. The plan follows five key themes to develop a resilient city: climate-proofing buildings, flood management, beach protection, city climate and access and safety.

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Settlements in the Western Port Region: People, Property and Place

"This report examines the nature and extent of potential impacts of climate change to the Western Port region of Victoria. The report’s focus is on the impacts of climate change on the built environment, the social and economic implications of the impacts and the vulnerability of different localities and groups.

Framework for City Climate Risk Assessment: Buenos Aires, Delhi, Lagos, and New York

Estimation of spatially and temporally disaggregated climate risks is a critical prerequisite for the assessment of effective and efficient adaptation and mitigation climate change strategies and policies in complex urban areas. This interdisciplinary research reviews current literature and practices, identifies knowledge gaps, and defines future research directions for creating a risk?based climate change adaptation framework for climate and cities programs. The focus is on cities in developing and emerging economies. The framework unpacks risk into three vectors

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment: Final Report, Findings and Recommendations

The objective of the assessment is to provide an objective, up-to-date, and comprehensive regional analysis summarized in a report which assesses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region. This report will be used to inform the planning process for possible future activities funded by USAID/RDMA that address regional climate change adaptation needs.

Adaptation and Risk Management

A working paper on climate change risk assessment methodologies. It provides a general overview of the types of methodologies and sponsor organisations. It provides an overview of the different generations of risk assessment and their associated scenario requirement.

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Climate change impacts On Clarence coastal areas

A comprehensive review of the potential risks facing Clarence Council in Tasmania. This report explores various levels of risk, a framework for adaptation and includes a communication and public consultation strategy.
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