Climate change adaptation

Journal article

29 Apr 2019
52

High levels of vulnerability to climate change impacts are rendering some places uninhabitable. This paper documents people’s lived experiences in two relocated communities in Fiji—Denimanu and Vunidogoloa villages—and assesses the outcomes of the relocations on those directly affected.

Report

17 Apr 2019
71

This report sets out the risks to global finance posed by climate change, and how financial systems around the world are responding to these risks and seeking to capture the opportunities.

Guide

A supplement to the UNFCCC Technical Guidelines on the National Adaptation Plan process
10 Apr 2019
37

This guide is designed to assist practitioners, policy makers and the wider development community to address urban and human settlement issues into the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans.

Journal article

1 Apr 2019
7

Abstract:

Pacific Small Island Developing States are often referred to as the “frontline” of climate change, facing an array of worsening climate-related shocks and stressors. However, despite their underlying exposure to climate change impacts, the role of Pacific Island cities as both an...

Report

15 Feb 2019
33

This report examines migration opportunities, projects future migration numbers from three Pacific microstates, and reports on fiscal and economic impacts and the likely impact of a hypothetical one-off environmental disaster on migration options.

Report

Initial report
12 Feb 2019
353

Human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage, potentially eroding the conditions upon which socioeconomic stability is possible. This paper argues that three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities are required: of the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications...

Commentary

7 Feb 2019
22

A decade after Black Saturday, with record floods in Queensland, severe bushfires in Tasmania and Victoria, widespread heatwaves and drought, and a crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin, it is timely to reflect on the state of adaptation policy and practice in Australia.

Chapter

30 Jan 2019
12

Climate change presents urban areas in Africa with significant challenges relating to adaptation to dynamic climate risks and protection of critical infrastructure systems and residents’ livelihoods.

Journal article

3 Jan 2019
10

This article shows a multi-case study transdisciplinary research in eleven cities in Europe that set up nature-based solutions experiments with the aim to provide integrated knowledge on lessons learnt from experimenting with nature-based solutions for urban policy, planning and governance.

Guide

15 Dec 2018
10

Urbanization is one of the global megatrends of our time, unstoppable and irreversible. In 30 years, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas; 90 per cent of this urban growth will take place in less developed regions such as East Asia, South...

Journal article

6 Dec 2018
8

The scientific evidence for global warming is overwhelming. Health organisations, as large carbon polluters, are at significant ‘carbon risk’ and must act to reduce their carbon emissions.

Journal article

30 Sep 2018
48

Much of the health research on climate change in the Pacific is dominated by the vulnerability of ecosystems and only recently have mental health impacts of climate change been recognised by public health experts. Although the research is still limited, it is projected that disruption...

Report

5 Sep 2018
243

The growth story of the 21st Century can unlock unprecedented opportunities of a strong, sustainable, inclusive economy. The benefits of climate action are greater than ever before, while the costs of inaction continue to mount. It is time for a decisive shift to a new...

Report

31 Aug 2018
14

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has produced this brief report to highlight how states and communities are responding to the risks they face in both the short and long-term. The report features the voices of experts from the public and private sector who participated...

Journal article

10 Aug 2018
25

Climate change is affecting Pacific life in significant and complex ways. Human mobility is shaped by climate change and is increasingly positioned by international agencies, policymakers, and governments as having an important role in both climate change adaptation and human development. We consider the potential...

Journal article

17 Jul 2018
12

This article is of a comparative study of social adaptation in the Cyclone Winston disaster case in Fiji and rob flooding in Semarang, Indonesia. In February 2016, the largest tropical storm in the Southern Hemisphere, Cyclone Winston, struck Fiji and caused severe damage and loss...

Policy report

7 Mar 2018
15

This report contains detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a UK-style Zero Carbon Act and independent Climate Commission.

Report

27 Feb 2018
98

There is an increasing recognition that realistic climate change scenarios predict events that have the potential to significantly impact on all aspects of society. Some developed nations are taking steps to prepare for climate driven, crisis events such as extreme weather disasters and large-scale population...

Report

22 Feb 2018
14

This report analyses various measures under consideration by the ACT Government to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for the physical impacts of climate change (adaptation). Mitigation measures are assessed against the 2030 emission reduction target range for the ACT-recommended...

Journal article

6 Dec 2017
25

Climate change is increasingly exacerbating existing population health hazards, as well as resulting in new negative health effects. Flooding is one particularly deadly example of its amplifying and expanding effect on public health. This systematic review considered evidence linking green building strategies in the Leadership...

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