Jon Barnett

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Save reefs to rescue all ecosystems

An approach that tackles the underlying causes of coral-reef decline could be applied to other habitats, argue the authors of this article.

Barriers to adaptation to sea-level rise

Abstract Increasingly there is recognition from researchers and policy makers that there are legal, institutional and cultural barriers to climate change adaptation that will need to be addressed if we are able to adapt efficiently and equitably. However, there is a limited body of evidence...
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This paper argues that some degree of climate change is now inevitable, and so therefore is the need for responses to avoid its likely impacts.

National climate change adaptation research plan

This draft plan identifies the research required to help Australian governments, organisations and communities better understand the social, economic and institutional dimensions of effective climate adaptation responses. It outlines priority areas for research that can better inform decisions about adaptation to ensure effective, efficient, and...