Research Staff - Climate Futures

Research Staff - Climate Futures

Climate change adaptation decisions: New research and tools

Please join the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility in partnership with Macquarie University to discuss information vital for making decisions that account for climate change in Australia.

This forum allows decision makers to interact with local researchers.

Title: Climate Change Adaptation Decisions: New Research and Tools
Where: Macquarie Graduate School of Management, 37 Pitt Street, Sydney
When: Thursday 6th September 2012
Time: 2.00pm-5.00pm
Cost: Free


1.30pm Tea and Coffee on arrival
2.00pm Welcome - Jim Piper, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Macquarie University
2.15pm NCCARF Partnerships and Research - David Rissik, Deputy Director, NCCARF
2.40pm  Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change - Marco Amati, Macquarie Universit
3.10pm Adaptation investment tool for local governments to prioritise actions on climate change - Ann Henderson-Sellers, Macquarie University
3.40pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm Limits to insurance and market based adaptation – John McAneney, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University
4.30pm Lessons for adaptation based on observations of damage to housing during the 2010/11 Queensland floods – Matthew Mason, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University
5.00pm Closing Statements - Drinks and Nibbles

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, hosted by Griffith University is an initiative of, and funded by, the Australian Government, with additional funding from the Queensland Government, Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, James Cook University, The University of Newcastle, Murdoch University, University of Southern Queensland, and University of the Sunshine Coast.

The role of NCCARF is to lead the research community in a national interdisciplinary effort to generate the information needed by decision-makers in government and in vulnerable sectors and communities to manage the risks of climate change impacts.



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