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, February 1, 2016
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.
Week startingMonday, 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 startingMonday, 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 startingMonday, 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”.