ECCA 2017 Full Programme
... 11.3 Strategies for managing flood risk and water quality ....................................................................................93
6.9 Fostering dialogue and learning on monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation and disaster
risk reduction policies ........................ ...
reducing australia`s greenhouse gas emissions— targets and
... Targeted and sustained emissions reduction policies, including marketbased and complementary measures, are needed now to drive a steady
transformation of the Australian economy. These can help Australia
stay competitive as the world moves to a low-emissions future. Climate
change policies should hav ...
English - unfccc
... impacts of climate change. With its small population, economic size and industrial base, it is one of
the countries that contributes least to the emissions of greenhouse gases. However with increased
intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as tropical storms, cyclones, floods and
NSW Climate Impact Profile - Adapt NSW Home
... The natural, social and economic systems of New South Wales will all be affected by climate
change. Understanding the potential impacts of climate change on our biophysical
environment is a vital first step in planning for future climate change.
The Department of Environment, Climate Change and Wate ...
a study of public understanding of and response to climate
... Prevalence of and reasons for energy-reduction action ..................................... 67
Theoretical perspectives relevant to energy conservation.................................. 68
Costs and benefits of energy conservation.......................................................... 69
Social a ...
Climate Change and Urban Greenspace. PhD thesis, The University
... Table 1.1. General alterations in climate created by cities ……………………………... 29
Chapter 2. Climate Change
Table 2.1. A brief description of the IPCC storylines used for calculating future
greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions for the UKCIP02 climate change
scenarios, also showing linkages to th ...
Vulnerability ofPaci c Island agriculture and forestry to climate change
... the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. The region has always been
highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and extreme weather, such
as floods, intense rain, droughts and cyclones and these have been the cause of
significant production losses to the agriculture and for ...
America's Climate Choices: Panel on Adapting to the
... Climate Choices committee study. It was our assignment to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with adaptation, to identify and evaluate the available options and lessons learned within the United States and elsewhere, and to make
recommendations regarding U.S. adaptation efforts.
Modelling Climate Variability and Climate Change and Their
... and space. These extremes have far reaching impacts on socio-economic sectors particularly
for countries like Uganda that rely heavily on rain-fed agriculture. The highland cooking
banana (Musa genome group AAA-EA) is a major food crop in Uganda. Its continuous cycles
of harvests makes it an importa ...
America's Climate Choices: Panel on Informing Effective
... administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences
the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also
sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and
research, and rec ...
UNEP Regional Office for Africa
... emissions, agreed on the urgent need for Africa to act on Climate Change for Sustainable Development.
The AMCEN Bureau requested then its Secretariat to facilitate the preparation of a guidebook - Addressing
Climate Change Challenges in Africa: A Practical Guide towards Sustainable Development.
South America - International Institute for Sustainable Development
... rise in ongoing and planned adaptation action in the developing regions of the world, including
South America. This upsurge in climate change adaptation action is a welcome occurrence, but
enhanced coordination among expanding networks of adaptation actors is needed to ensure
resources are deployed ...
protected areas and climate change in canada
... 6) Communicating and working with regional, national and international interests toward the achievement
of Council’s goals and objectives.
7) Conducting other such work and activities as may be necessary to support these aims.
For more information, visit the CCEA website at www.ccea.org
Master Thesis - Erasmus University Thesis Repository
... is highly overdone. Besides, even if there is such thing as climate change, we cannot do anything about it anyway. Some say
climate change is not a crisis at all, but a climate shifting, in which the North Pole is melting and the South Pole is freezing,
and in which some parts of the world are more ...
An Evidence Base Review of Public Attitudes to Climate Change
... transport behaviour (Chapter 2). Together these chapters address such issues as the degree of
sophistication of public knowledge of climate change, level of concern about the issues and
the degree to which this may or may not be translated into travel behaviour, car purchasing
and support for transp ...
Macarthy, J.M. 12 - Newcastle University eTheses: Home
... Much of the climate change literature is replete with discussions about the potential impact of
climate change on cities. Whilst urban planners are increasingly being urged to develop robust and
clear strategies for dealing with the impacts, in reality there is very little knowledge about the way
climate change and the south african commercial forestry sector
... conditions occurs in KwaZulu-Natal. As temperature increases and rainfall is decreased, the area
which is climatically optimal in KwaZulu-Natal decreases significantly, with only an expansion in
suitable area occurring when both temperature and rainfall are increased. The same pattern,
although with ...
... global climate change, and that the possible
consequences include rising sea levels,
increased flooding, drought and extreme
weather events, food and water shortages, and
the displacement of hundreds of millions of
people and the loss of numerous species.
Over the last 100 years the average global
Tracking phenological shifts and evolutionary impacts related to
... I extend a very special recognition and thank you to the late David Symon, Senior
Botanist and Curator at the Waite Arboretum, who was personally responsible for the
establishment of the pear plantation and the phenological recordings on which a large
portion of my research was based. Also to the pr ...
Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes
... Assessment (NCA) report. The NCA is being conducted under the auspices of the Global Change
Research Act of 1990, which requires a report to the President and Congress every four years
on the status of climate change science and impacts. The NCA informs the nation about already
observed changes, the ...
Climate Proofing: A Risk-based Approach to Adaptation
Climate variability – Variations in climatic
conditions (average, extreme events, etc.) on time
and space scales beyond that of individual weather
events, but not persisting for extended periods of,
typically, decades or longer (i.e., shorter term).
Variability may be due to natural ...
Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries
... The governments of Arab countries have, on various occasions, requested World Bank
assistance to provide analytical and technical inputs that address the critical challenges
facing development in a changing climate. Based on these requests, the World Bank is
producing this Flagship report in partner ...
Preparing for a Changing Climate in Northern Ireland
... are slightly wetter (EHS, 2004). These changes are expected to accelerate over the coming
century. Average temperature may rise by 3°C or more; summer rainfall may fall by up to 50%
while winters may be 25% wetter (Hulme et al., 2002). Furthermore, relative sea level may
begin to rise.
Although ther ...
... reasoning, interpersonal and social identity theories, social and system-level legitimacy
theories, moral disengagement, and Terror Management Theory. Drawing upon these
accounts, I construct a framework detailing the various goals and needs that responses to
climate change might function to fulfil. ...
Climate Change Adaptation in Clayoquot Sound
... Revolution, the mean surface temperature of Earth has increased an average 0.6° C
(Celsius) due to the accumulation of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) in the atmosphere.1
Historically, the Earth is accustomed to experiencing wide-spread severe environmental
change and has always been able to adapt to these ...
Climate change in Australia
Climate change has been a major issue in Australia since the beginning of the 21st century. In 2013, the CSIRO released a report stating that Australia is becoming hotter, and that it will experience more extreme heat and longer fire seasons because of climate change. In 2014, the Bureau of Meteorology released a report on the state of Australia's climate that highlighted several key points, including the dramatic increase in Australia's temperatures (particularly night-time temperatures) and the increasing frequency of bush fires, droughts and floods, which have all been linked to climate change.Since the beginning of the 20th century Australia has experienced an increase of nearly 1 °C in average annual temperatures, with warming occurring at twice the rate over the past 50 years than in the previous 50 years. Recent climate events such as extremely high temperatures and widespread drought have focused government and public attention on the impacts of climate change in Australia. Despite a slight increase in overall rainfall in Australia, rainfall patterns are expected to be problematic, as rain has become heavier and infrequent, with little or no uptrend in rainfall in the Western Plateau and the Central Lowlands of Australia. Water sources in the southeastern areas of Australia have depleted due to increasing population in urban areas (rising demand) coupled with climate change factors such as persistent prolonged drought (diminishing supply). At the same time, Australia continues to have the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions. Temperatures in Australia have also risen dramatically since 1910 and nights have become warmer.A carbon tax was introduced in 2011 by the Gillard government in an effort to reduce the impact of climate change and despite some criticism, it has successfully reduced Australia's carbon dioxide emissions, with coal generation down 11% since 2008-09. The Australian Government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been criticised for being ""in complete denial about climate change"". Furthermore, the Abbott government repealed the statistically effectual carbon tax on 17 July 2014 in a heavily criticised move.The federal government and all state governments (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory) have explicitly recognised that climate change is being caused by greenhouse gas emissions, in conformity with the scientific opinion on climate change. Sectors of the population are actively campaigning against new coal mines and coal-fired power stations because of their concern about the effects of global warming on Australia.There is expected to be a net benefit to Australia of stabilising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at 450ppm CO2 eq.The per-capita carbon footprint in Australia was rated 12th in the world by PNAS in 2011, considerably large given the small population of the country.