Latest news from NCCARF

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 4, 2018

    NCCARF Adaptation Champions 2017-18

    At this year's National Adaptation Conference, held in Melbourne May 8-10, NCCARF announced the winners of the Climate Adaptation Champions Awards for 2017-18. These Awards recognise the work of Australian people, businesses and governments leading the way in climate change adaptation.

    We congratulate all the winners and are delighted to recognise them for their hard work and innovation. Please follow this link for more information

    NCCARF community workshops in Kingborough and Mackay

    NCCAF is organising two community workshops in early June in Kingborough (1st June) and Mackay (8th June) under the general title of ‘Climate change adaptation for a secure future: people and places. If you are interested in attending, please contact Marilee Campbell

    Special Issue on Decision Support Tools for Adaptation

    NCCARF is leading the production of a Special Issue of the journal Climatic Change on ‘Decision Support Tools for Climate Change’. You can see the papers that have already been published by following this link, and more will appear in the next few months. All the papers produced by NCCARF are open access, so you can download and read them for free. 

    International news

    Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference will go ahead in Cape Town in 18-21 June 2018. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, April 30, 2018

    NCCARF Adaptation Champions 2017-18

    At this year's National Adaptation Conference, held in Melbourne May 8-10, NCCARF announced the winners of the Climate Adaptation Champions Awards for 2017-18. These Awards recognise the work of Australian people, businesses and governments leading the way in climate change adaptation.

    We congratulate all the winners and are delighted to recognise them for their hard work and innovation. Please follow this link for more information

    NCCARF community workshops in Kingborough and Mackay

    NCCAF is organising two community workshops in early June in Kingborough (1st June) and Mackay (8th June) under the general title of ‘Climate change adaptation for a secure future: people and places. If you are interested in attending, please contact Marilee Campbell

    New resource on the NCCARF website

    A new report on Infrastructure in the Synthesis Summary series is available from the NCCARF website.

    Special Issue on Decision Support Tools for Adaptation

    NCCARF is leading the production of a Special Issue of the journal Climatic Change on ‘Decision Support Tools for Climate Change’. You can see the papers that have already been published by following this link, and more will appear in the next few months. All the papers produced by NCCARF are open access, so you can download and read them for free. 

    International news

    Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference will go ahead in Cape Town in 18-21 June 2018. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    NCCARF/Engineers Australia Climate Adaptation 2018 conference

    There is still time to register for the CA18 conference, which takes place 8 – 10 May in Melbourne.   
     
    Webinars

    Webinars from the 2018 series are now all online for you to view. They are:
    • Climate change, extremes and sea-level rise - where are we heading?
    • Good weather guarantee - how climate change might transform tourism
    • Coastal planning and governance under climate change and sea-level rise

    Special Issue on Decision Support Tools for Adaptation

    NCCARF is leading the production of a Special Issue of the journal Climatic Change on ‘Decision Support Tools for Climate Change’. You can see the papers that have already been published by following this link, and more will appear in the next few months. All the papers produced by NCCARF are open access, so you can download and read them for free. 

    International news

    Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference will go ahead in Cape Town in 18-21 June 2018.  For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/  Early bird registration closes on 15 April.
  • Week starting
    Monday, March 5, 2018
    CA18 Scholarships
    NCCARF is offering a small number of partial scholarships to help young scientists attend the 2018 Climate Adaptation conference. Closing date for applications 28 March. Please follow this link to apply.

    Call for new case studies for CoastAdapt is currently open until 23 March

    NCCARF is making a call for new case studies for CoastAdapt.  If your organisation has been planning for adaptation, or carrying out an adaptation project, or building community awareness, we’d like to hear from you.  If you’d like to talk to someone about a possible case study, please contact Marilee Campbell. If you’re ready to submit a case study, please go here for further information. The call closes on 23 March. There are prizes!

    NCCARF 2018 webinar series

    The 2018 webinar series continues on 19th March at 2pm (AEST, 3pm DST) with “Coastal planning and governance under climate change and sea-level rise”. The speakers are Bruce Thom and Jo Mummery. To participate, please register

    NCCARF/Engineers Australia Climate Adaptation 2018 conference

    Early bird registration for the CA18 conference closes on 12th March.  

    International news

    Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference will go ahead in Cape Town in 18-21 June 2018.  For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/  Early bird registration closes on 15 April.

  • Week starting
    Monday, February 5, 2018

    DEADLINES: 

    **   It’s not too late to submit an abstract for Climate Adaptation 2018: the call has been extended to 9 February

    **   Call for Adaptation Champions 2017-18 open until 28 February

    **   Call for new case studies for CoastAdapt opens 5 February until 23 March

    NCCARF is making a call for new case studies for CoastAdapt.  If your organisation has been planning for adaptation, or carrying out an adaptation project, or building community awareness, we’d like to hear from you.  If you’d like to talk to someone about a possible case study, please contact Marilee Campbell. If you’re ready to submit a case study, please go here for further information. The call closes on 23 March. There are prizes!

    The call for Adaptation Champions 2017-18 is open until 28 February.  Champions will be chosen in 4 categories: Individual, Community, Business and Government. If you know someone who has advanced the cause of adaptation in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region, make sure they are recognised by making a nomination. 

    The Call for Abstracts for the Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, to be held in Melbourne 8-10 May 2018, closes on 9 February 2018. Please make sure to get your abstract in on time. 

    International news

    Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference is planning to go ahead in Cape Town.  For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

    News from the IPCC: Register to be a reviewer for the Government and Expert Review of the Second Order Draft of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15). The Review runs from 8 January to 25 February 2018.  Registration is open until midnight (in Geneva) on 18 February. Go to https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/sr15/sod/register.php to register.

  • Week starting
    Friday, December 8, 2017

    A new document ‘Coastal Groundwater’ has been uploaded to CoastAdapt.

    The Call for Abstracts for the Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, to be held in Melbourne 8-10 May 2018, is currently open and will close on 2 February 2018. This conference is jointly hosted by NCCARF and Engineers Australia.

    International news
    The Call for Abstracts for the Adaptation Futures 2018 confernce, to be held in Cape Town 18-21 June 2018, will be open from 8 December 2017 to 15 January 2018. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

    Job opportunity: the UK Committee on Climate Change secretariat is looking for a Senior Analyst - Climate Science. See https://www.theccc.org.uk/contact-us/careers/. Closing date: 8 January 2018.

  • 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/.

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