Managing risks to food security

Managing risks to food security Author: NCCARFYear: 2010 This factsheet presents the key findings of a project conducted to examine the impact of climate change on food security and managing these risks. The project examined whether food industry leaders were ready for riskier operating scenarios. Using data from more than 36 foreign and local organisations… Read More

Promoting Excellence in Adaptation: Public Risk Perceptions, Understandings and Responses to Climate Change in Australia and Great Britain

Promoting Excellence in Adaptation: Public Risk Perceptions, Understandings and Responses to Climate Change in Australia and Great Britain Author: NCCARFYear: 2012 Does the public accept and understand that contemporary climate change is the result of human activity? A survey undertaken as part of an NCCARF Adaptation Research Grants Program project suggests the answer is a… Read More

Promoting Excellence in Adaptation: Climate Adaptation Futures: The 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Promoting Excellence in Adaptation: Climate Adaptation Futures: The 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference Author: NCCARFYear: 2012 This factsheet describes the “Climate Adaptation Futures Preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change” Conference (co-hosted by NCCARF and the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship). As one of the first international meetings focusing solely on climate impacts and… Read More

Public risk perceptions, understandings, and responses to climate change and natural disasters in Australia and Great Britain: Interim report

Public risk perceptions, understandings, and responses to climate change and natural disasters in Australia and Great Britain: Interim report Authors: Joseph P Reser, Nick Pidgeon, Alexa Spence, Graham Bradley, A. Ian Glendon and Michelle EllulYear: 2010 This interim report provides an initial look at the findings from national surveys conducted in Australia and Great Britain… Read More

Public risk perceptions, understandings, and responses to climate change and natural disasters in Australia and Great Britain

Public risk perceptions, understandings, and responses to climate change and natural disasters in Australia and Great Britain Authors: Joseph P. Reser, Graham L. Bradley, A. Ian Glendon, Michelle C. Ellul and Rochelle CallaghanYear: 2012 A survey of almost 3100 Australians and 1800 Britons has found strong similarities in matters of climate change-related risk perception, belief… Read More

iClimate

iClimate Authors: Elvira Poloczanska, Trevor Booth, Bill Carter, Stijn Dekeyser, Anne Roiko, Xiaoming Wang, Cynthia Wong and Tara MartinYear: 2012 The iClimate project reviewed climate change impacts and adaptation literature for Australia during 2010-2011 (with additional discussion on New Zealand where relevant). The review encompassed research on a broad range of topics and areas within… Read More

Food security, risk management and climate change

Food security, risk management and climate change Authors: David Michael and Rachel CrossleyYear: 2012 This studyidentifies that previously used risk management practices in food organisations will require substantial improvement to cope with and exploit the uncertainties that lie ahead. Three risks were identified as major constraints to adaptive capacity of food organisations operating in Australia:… Read More

Leading adaptation practices and support strategies for Australia: An international and Australian review of products and tools

Leading adaptation practices and support strategies for Australia: An international and Australian review of products and tools Authors: Robert Webb and Jie-lian BehYear: 2013 This project concludes that it is time for a more coordinated strategic approach to climate change adaptation, as the development of products to support adaptation practice and decision making in Australia… Read More

Living with floods: key lessons from Australia and abroad

Living with floods: key lessons from Australia and abroad Authors: Caroline Wenger, Karen Hussey and Jamie PittockYear: 2013 This study compared flood reviews in Australia with those from The Netherlands, China and the USA. The overseas examples yielded important lessons for Australia’s flood policies, particularly in regards to: structural vs non-structural measures, the role of… Read More

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study Authors: Michael Dunlop, Hannah Parris, Paul Ryan and Frederieke KroonYear: 2013 Under significant levels of climate change many of the current approaches to conservation (such as maintaining community types in their current locations) will become increasingly difficult and ineffective. This project developed three adaptation propositions about managing biodiversity that… Read More