• Week starting
    Monday, November 23, 2015

    This week, preparation of the Queensland government’s Climate Adaptation Strategy will progress, with a meeting of the Partners group (charged with its preparation) and a stakeholder consultation workshop. NCCARF will attend both of these meetings.

    Here’s a new open-access paper that will interest people working with (or for) local councils on climate change adaptation The right stuff? Informing adaptation to climate change in British Local Government. It looks like the issues are the same wherever you are!

  • Week starting
    Monday, November 16, 2015

    This week, the NSW government has released the draft framework for coastal management for public consultation. The closing date for submissions is 29 February 2016. See: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/coastreforms.htm

    It is just two weeks to the start of COP-21 in Paris. So far, 161 countries have pledged to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, covering around 91% of global emissions. These pledges are estimated to deliver a warming of 2.5-2.7°C – not enough to avoid the 2°C warming widely recognised as the threshold for dangerous climate change.

  • Week starting
    Monday, November 9, 2015

    This week, two important coastal conferences take place, in New South Wales and South Australia. The 24th NSW Coastal Conference will be held, 11-13th November, at Forster, NSW. The South Australian State Coastal Conference is on 12-13th November at West Beach, SA. NCCARF will have representatives at both to talk about its forthcoming coastal climate risk framework, CoastAdapt.

  • Week starting
    Monday, November 2, 2015

    We open the conference website for submission of abstracts. There are 13 themes covering all aspects of adaptation, so there's certain to be a place where you can submit your work, and you can request an oral presentation, speed-talk or poster. The abstract submission website closes on 7 March 2016.

  • Week starting
    Monday, October 26, 2015

    This week in NCCARF we open the Call for the 2015-16 Climate Adaptation Champions. We seek people, communities, businesses and governments that are leading the way in climate change adaptation – if you or someone you know has an adaptation story to tell, go to https://www.nccarf.edu.au/climate-adaptation-champions to nominate. The Call runs from 26 October 2015 – 4 March 2016. Winners will be announced at the NCCARF/CSIRO Fifth Climate Adaptation Conference in Adelaide, July 2016.

    Greenhouse 2015 takes off this week in Hobart: 27-30 October. The conference provides “researchers, policymakers, industry representatives and communicators the opportunity to hear the very latest in Southern Hemisphere climate change science”. NCCARF is represented, with Jean Palutikof participating in a panel session on “Climate change projections and their use in impact assessments”.

  • Week starting
    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Jean Palutikof will speak at a workshop in Brisbane on "Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy", a joint Griffith University – Global Change Institute event.

    Meanwhile, now that congratulations to the new executive team at the IPCC are dying down, calls are emerging for the IPCC to reform and modernise, with papers in the most recent Nature Climate Change and earlier in the month in Science.

  • Week starting
    Monday, October 12, 2015

    This week, NCCARF congratulates the new Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group 2 for the Sixth Assessment. They are Hans-Otto Pörtner (Germany) and Debra Roberts (South Africa). Debra was a plenary speaker at the NCCARF/CSIRO National Adaptation Conference in 2014. We also congratulate Mark Howden (CSIRO and ANU) who has been elected to the Working Group 2 Bureau.

    Module 2 of the EIANZ course ‘Learning to Adapt’ will take place on 14 October in Brisbane. The title is ‘Assessing and managing climate change risks’. Modules can be attended individually. For more information or to register, please go to: https://www.eianz.org/events/category/learning-to-adapt

  • Week starting
    Monday, October 5, 2015

    This week, if you’re in Queensland, Professor Mary Ritter will speak on ‘Knowledge Innovation Communities (KIC) to Address Societal Challenges: The Climate Change Challenge’ on Friday at 3.30 at the Queensland University of Technology. For more information and to register go to https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-environments/about/events/events?news-id=96515. The Guardian newspaper is launching the second phase of its Climate Change Campaign ‘A story of hope’. See: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/05/a-story-of-hope-the-guardian-launches-phase-two-of-its-climate-change-campaign

  • Week starting
    Monday, September 28, 2015

    There will be meetings of NCCARF’s two advisory groups – the End-User and the Technical Reference Groups. If you live in South Australia, you can get involved in developing SA's new Climate Change Strategy – go to http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/yoursay-engagements-climate-change-strategy-for-south-australia/about. Consultation closes 18th October.

  • Week starting
    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Dave Rissik will attend a roundtable on resilience at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra. September 21-28 is the seventh Climate Week in New York City - connect using #CWNYC