Latest news from NCCARF

  • Week starting
    Wednesday, November 8, 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.

  • Week starting
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    We have finalised arrangements for the Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, to be held in Melbourne, 8 – 10 May 2018. The call for abstracts opens on 3 October 2017 and closes 2 February 2018. For more information, see here.

    We have added a new video to the CoastAdapt website. In June 2017, NCCARF travelled to beautiful Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory at the invitation of staff at the Anindilyakwa Land Council. Along with Travis Sydes from the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils, we held an information sharing workshop to talk about climate change and sea level rise. The day saw us head to the beach and mark out sea-level rise projections in the sand. Friend of NCCARF and filmmaker, Victor Steffensen (Mulong) filmed the day and has produced a short video ‘Changing climate, changing sea: A message from Anindilyakwa’.

    draft paper has been prepared on risk assessment in CoastAdapt, and this has been submitted to the journal Climatic Change for review.

    International news
    The IPCC has approved the outlines of the three Working Group reports for the Sixth Assessment. The approved outline for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) can be accessed here. The next step is the call for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors, which opened on 15 September and closes on 27 October.

    The University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) School of Environmental Sciences is advertising for a lecturer in Climate Science, with a focus on climate services. The post is full-time and indefinite. Closing date for applications 13 October 2017.

  • Week starting
    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Three new research reports have been added to CoastAdapt this month, looking at various aspects of coastal adaptation and how CoastAdapt addresses these: an analysis of CoastAdapt case studies, a study of the intersection of C-CADS and pathways approaches to adaptation planning, and a look at transport infrastructure in the coastal zone.

    A draft paper has been prepared on CoastAdapt, and this has been submitted to the journal Climatic Change for review.

    International news
    The IPCC has approved the outlines of the three Working Group reports for the Sixth Assessment. The approved outline for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) can be accessed here. The next step is the call for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors, which will open on 15 September.

    The IPCC has opened the expert review of the first-order draft of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C. There is still time to register to be a reviewer – go to https://ipcc.ch/apps/comments/sr15/fod/register.php. The review closes on 24 September.

    The University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) School of Environmental Sciences is advertising for a lecturer in Climate Science, with a focus on climate services. The post is full-time and indefinite. Closing date for applications 13 October 2017.

  • Week starting
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    We’ve added 13 new case studies to CoastAdapt, bringing the total to 80. Highlights of the new additions include efforts to build resilience in little penguin colonies, and using CoastAdapt to understand climate change risks in the finance sector. The case studies page has been revamped to make it easier for you to find case studies close to you.

    International news
    The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) was officially launched in Kampala , Uganda on 26th June 2017. For more information, see www.icccad.net/luccc. In its first initiative, LUCCC plans to pool expertise in climate change curriculum development, see http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/07/04/universities-global-south-aim-end-reliance-western-experts/.

    The Netherlands, together with Japan and UN Environment, will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands. This initiative was announced in February 2017, and it is expected that the Centre will commence operation before the end of 2017. For more information, see http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/02/netherlands-to-host-global-centre-of-excellence-on-climate-adaptation/.

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 26, 2017

    This week in NCCARF, Rob Gell from NIWA is visiting NCCARF and will give a seminar on 'Coastal Hazards and Climate Change: Draft New Zealand Guidance'.

    Please note there has been a date change for the fifth international Adaptation Futures conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The new dates are 18-22 June 2018. This conference series began on the Gold Coast in 2010. The call for open and special session proposals opens next month on 15 July. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 19, 2017

    This week, NCCARF travels to Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory to hold a workshop on climate change and sea-level rise. The workshop will explore risks to the island from sea-level rise, and the use of CoastAdapt to support risk assessment and resilience building.

    Planning has started for the fifth international Adaptation Futures conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-14 June 2018. This conference series began on the Gold Coast in 2010. The call for open and special session proposals opens next month on 15 July. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 12, 2017

    The online training session for CoastAdapt has been rescheduled for Thursday 15 June from 12.00 to 1.15 pm AEST. Join at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/HMscRpQkK3M. For more information, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au).

    This week marks the start of the run-up to the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-14 June. This is the fifth in the series which began on the Gold Coast in 2010. The call for open and special session proposals opens next month on 15 July. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 5, 2017

    This week, NCCARF is running a training workshop for CoastAdapt in Adelaide on Wednesday 7th June - if you would like to attend, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au). On the same day, we will be attending the United Nations Association of Australia Climate Collaboration Forum in Melbourne. The 3rd European Conference on Climate Adaptation takes place in Glasgow, and we will be represented there.

  • Week starting
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    This week, NCCARF is holding two meetings in Western Australia. The first is a workshop on 'Practical Knowledge for Adaptation', on the afternoon of 31st May in Bunbury. The second is a training workshop for CoastAdapt, to be held on 1st June in Perth. For further information, or if you would like to attend either of these meetings, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au).

  • Week starting
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    The fourth and final webinar in the current series 'Natural Ecosystems: from land to sea' will take place on Monday 22nd May. The speakers are Prof. Steve Williams and Prof. Terry Hughes, both from James Cook University, and the webinar will come from Townsville. For more information, go to https://www.nccarf.edu.au/nccarf-adaptation-webinars

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