Registration now open!
Second call for abstracts
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility invites you to register for the 2012 Annual Conference: Climate Adaptation in Action: sharing knowledge to adapt.
This national conference will be held in Melbourne, June 26-28, 2012.
The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers to share knowledge and research approaches that inform policy and practice in planning for climate change with the goal of ensuring Australia is adapting well to climate change.
The Climate Adaptation in Action Conference will showcase the contribution of adaptation science to planning and policy making across Australia, and how robust adaptation decisions can be made in the face of uncertainty.
The conference program will forge the connection between climate adaptation theory or research, and practice. Climate Adaptation in Action will highlight Australia’s contribution to understanding climate impacts and developing adaptation pathways. In addition to presentations by inspiring keynote speakers the conference will include themed sessions chosen from submissions by researchers, decision makers, planners and practitioners showcasing active adaptation in Australia.
The Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) will host its Annual Forum on Monday 25 June 2012 in association with Climate Adaptation in Action 2012. For more information visit www.vcccar.org.au in early 2012.
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Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are invited to address climate change adaptation topics:
1. Adaptation for coastal systems
2. Adaptation in the Pacific Basin
3. Adapting agriculture to climate change
4. Adapting cities for future climate change
5. Barriers and limits to adaptation
6. Business opportunities in adaptation
7. Climate change adaptation and Indigenous communities
8. Climate extremes and disaster management
9. Climate smart and resilient communities
10. Communication of information for adaptation
11. Constructing and enabling local knowledge
12. Decision support tools for adaptation
13. Education and training for adaptation
14. Engineering and technology solutions for adaptation
15. Financial instruments for climate change adaptation
16. Freshwater biodiversity and resources under climate change
17. Human impacts and health adaptation to climate change
18. Managing Australia’s marine ecosystems and resources for a warmer climate
19. Managing terrestrial ecosystems for resilience under climate change
20. Measuring the success of adaptation
21. Regional case studies of adaptation
22. Regulatory and legal implications of climate change adaptation
23. Scenarios for the future of adaptation
24. Social and equity issues in climate change adaptation
25. The economics and costs of adaptation
26. The interface between adaptation and mitigation
27. Turning science into policy for adaptation
28. Adapting critical infrastructure
29. Climate adaptative built environment
30. Ecosystem services
Submissions close 17 February 2012 for abstracts up to 300 words that describe the main points of the work to be presented.
To register or submit an abstract visit the conference website at: http://www.nccarf.edu.au/conference2012/