Please consider nominating an Adaptation Champion - in government, business or the community, and there is an individual award. The closing date for nominations is 4 March. NCCARF is holding meetings in Adelaide, to prepare a policy guidance brief on 'Large urban centres and climate change' and in Brisbane to prepare a synthesis of research on local government adaptation. We welcome back Dave Rissik, the Deputy Director, who has been to Toronto for a planning meeting on national adaptation in Canada.
Week startingMonday, February 22, 2016
Week startingThursday, February 18, 2016
We are holding a workshop in Darwin to contribute to a Policy Guidance Brief on 'Climate Change and Development of the Tropical North'. The Tool Development Partnership, a consortium of coastal managers providing guidance to NCCARF on development of CoastAdapt, is holding a two-day meeting in Melbourne.
Week startingMonday, February 8, 2016
We’ll be attending the Living Cities Workshop in Canberra and a workshop on the draft guidelines for the Queensland Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy.
Week startingMonday, February 1, 2016
There’s a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project on international companies and their business supply chains: ‘From Agreement to Action: Mobilizing suppliers toward a climate resilient world’. Using COP21 and the Paris Agreement as a starting point, the report looks at exposure to climate change and opportunities for adaptation. To read more about outcomes from COP21, see our December newsletter.
Week startingMonday, January 18, 2016
NCCARF is advertising for a Graphic Designer. Please follow this link for more details. Closing date for applications is the 5th of February.
Week startingMonday, December 14, 2015
NCCARF would like to extend to all its friends and colleagues our very best wishes for the holiday season, and for a peaceful and fulfilling year ahead.
Week startingMonday, December 7, 2015
This week in NCCARF, we continue the program of events around the development of Adaptation Summaries, with workshops in Cardinia Shire, Victoria, and Adelaide, South Australia. These workshops are opportunities for the adaptation community to come together to discuss their policy and practice concerns. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Boulter.
Week startingMonday, November 30, 2015
This week NCCARF has launched its new Adaptation Library. The virtual library is a great way to access our research reports and factsheets using topic and location to help filter your search. Create your own shortlist to help organise your search findings.
We will hold the first in a series of workshops to develop Adaptation Summaries that synthesise Australian adaptation research from NCCARF Phase 1 and the recent published literature. This week we will be in Mackay talking about floods, cyclones, bushfires, heatwaves and community resilience. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Boulter.
Week startingMonday, 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 startingMonday, 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.