Extreme heat, social vulnerability and health: Evidence-based public health guidance during hot weather and heat waves
Time: 30 March 2017, 9.30AM -4.30PM
Venue: University of Sydney
Extreme heat, social disadvantage and health
Adaptation to climate change in a transitioning Tasmanian economy: opportunities and risks for vulnerable communities
Examine what kinds of socio-economic opportunities will be afforded by climate change in the Tasmanian context. How can community-led initiatives provide wealth-creating jobs for regional areas? What needs to be done to help facilitate this process?
Explore how Tasmania’s energy supply (e.g., Hydro) will be impacted by climate change and how this will mediate adaptation capacity. How will this affect low-income people and families?
Indigenous Health, Wellbeing and Climate Change in Darwin: Urban Resilience and Vulnerability
Time: Friday 16 September, 2016, 1.30PM – 5.30PM. Afternoon tea and buffet dinner provided
Venue: Oaks Elan Darwin, 31 Woods St, Darwin City NT.
For more information, or to RSVP (essential), please contact Dr. Scott Hanson-Easey: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: (08) 8313 0160
The key objectives of the Darwin forum are:
To share knowledge and learn about the interrelationships between climate change impacts, Indigenous health and other contributing vulnerability factors, including inadequate housing and socio-economic disadvantage. Invited speakers will give their perspective on how Indigenous resilience to climate change is currently situated in the Darwin and NT context; To identify and develop key policy measures aimed at enhancing Indigenous resilience, participants will collaborate in small groups to elaborate on key presentation points and devise research priorities and policy recommendations
Climate change, homelessness and housing forum
Time: 18 October 2016
Venue: Australian Red Cross, 23-47 Villiers St North MelbourneThe Australian Red Cross, NCCARF Vulnerable Communities Network (VCN), University of Central Queensland and theVictorian Council of Social Service are pleased to present the Climate change, homelessness and housing forum to behosted at the Australian Red CrossClimate change related impacts are on the rise and will disproportionately impact some of our most vulnerable community members, including people facing homelessness and/or living in poor quality housing. We are bringing together practitioners, researchers, advocates, and policy-makers to introduce and develop thinking on the intersection of climate change, social disadvantage, homelessness and poor quality housing, with a view to initiating strategies for building community resilience.