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

Key flooding lessons from Australia and abroad

Key flooding lessons from Australia and abroad Author: NCCARFYear: 2012 A factsheet summarising findings of Australian and overseas flood inquiries and reviews to identify lessons for living with floods in Australia. Researchers analysed and synthesised the findings of four recent Australian flood inquiries, using a Prevention, Preparation, Response and Recovery framework; and the findings 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

Disaster response and climate change in the Pacific

Disaster response and climate change in the Pacific Authors: Anna Gero, Stephanie Fletcher, Michele Rumsey, Jodi Thiessen, Natasha Kuruppu, James Buchan, John Daly and Juliet WillettsYear: 2013 In small Pacific island bureaucracies, responsibility and capacity often rests with individuals rather than organisations. The adaptive capacity, resilience and disaster response systems of Fiji, Cook Islands, Vanuatu… Read More