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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Adaptation Masterclass

For those of you in the Australia region, there's still time to register for the Adaptation Masterclass that's being hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). Thanks to next week's IPCC author's meeting for the Special Report on Extremes, a host of bright minds will be converging on southeast Queensland, some of whom have been recruited to participate in the one day Masterclass.

Date: Friday 20 May 2011, 8.30am to 6pm
Location: Cinema A, Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank, Brisbane

Sessions and speakers
Assessing adaptation practices
Roger Polwarty

Limits to adaptation, maladaptation
Jon Barnett, University of Melbourne, Australia

Risk and Risk Management
Maarten van Aalst, Red Cross-Red Crescent Climate Centre, Netherlands

Linking Global Science and Local Knowledge
Thomas Wilbanks, Oak Ridge National University, USA

Bridging the science-policy interface
Susanne Moser, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, USA

Hazard response: reducing risk or vulnerability?
Lisa Schipper, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden

Gender and climate change
Maureen Fordham, Northumbria University, UK

Prioritising adaptation and conservation
Stephen Williams, James Cook University, Australia

Adaptation in developing countries
Pauline Dube, University of Botswana

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