• 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

  • Week starting
    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Dave Rissik travels to Seoul to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change. We look forward to future cooperation with the Center. Jean Palutikof will participate in a Science in Parliament event in Brisbane. NCCARF will welcome Steve Swearer from University of Melbourne who will visit this week.

  • Week starting
    Monday, September 7, 2015

    “Learning to adapt” comes to Brisbane: Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the EIANZ's professional development program in CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE are being offered as standalone modules at $400 per module for EIANZ members/ $600 per module for non-members.

    9 September 2015 - Module 1: Applying the science of climate change impacts
    14 October 2015 - Module 2: Assessing and managing climate change risks
    11 November 2015 - Module 3: Implementing and communicating climate change adaptation action

    Register at: https://www.eianz.org/events/category/learning-to-adapt.

  • Week starting
    Monday, August 31, 2015

    We will meet with our Project Review Committee to update them on progress. Jean Palutikof will give a talk at the Adapting to Tomorrow Forum, a public event at La Trobe University, Shepparton. Don't forget to submit your case study - closing date is this Friday (September 4th).