Climate Adaptation 2012

The Climate Adaptation 2012 Conference showcased the contribution of adaptation science to planning and policy making across Australia, and how robust adaptation decisions can be made in the face of uncertainty.

Co-hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, Climate Adaptation in Action 2012 – Sharing knowledge to adapt was held on 26-28 June 2012 at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne.

Download publication2012 Conference Handbook


You can view the presentations of keynote speakers below:

Simon Mckeon – Official Opening of Climate Adaptation in Action 2012

Blair Comley, Secretary, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)

Wendy Craik Am – Regulatory and policy barriers to climate adaptation: draft report

Lesley Highes – The climate commission: conversations with the Australian public

Tony McMichael – Reducing health risks: setting the adaptation task in context

Kristie Ebi – But is it adaptation?

Alistair Woodward – Adapting to protect health under climate change: general or specific

John Trobridge – Climate change: industry impact and response

Mark Howden – Australian agriculture – adapting as usual?

Mark Rogers – Infrastructure assets and climate change action – funding resilience

John Thwaites – National construction code facilitating adaptation to climate change

Francis Zwiers – On the attributes and challenges of regional climate

Mark Stafford-Smith – Planet under pressure: new knowledge towards solutions in 2012

Ian Noble – Adaptation from development banks and private sector

Jon Barnett – It ‘aint what you do, its the (why) and way you do it.

Dave Griggs – Visioning an climate change adapted Australia in 2030

Peter Cosier – What is failure and what is success?