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Climate Change Institute conducts Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit development training in Nepal
Climate Change Institute conducts Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit development training in Nepal

Climate Change Institute conducts Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit development training in Nepal

A three day workshop on the IAP Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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ANU Climate Update
ANU Climate Update

ANU Climate Update

The 19th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC is meeting in Warsaw this week to pave the way for a new climate agreement. At the ANU Climate Update, 4 December 2013, experts will share their views on the progress achieved and prospects for the future.

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Working Towards Improving Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Himalayan region
Working Towards Improving Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Himalayan region

Working Towards Improving Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Himalayan region

There is a growing demand for research to provide information for a deeper and more useful understanding of resilience and adaptive capacity to aid in decision making processes.

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Untangling the confusion around land carbon and climate change mitigation policy
Untangling the confusion around land carbon and climate change mitigation policy

Untangling the confusion around land carbon and climate change mitigation policy

Policy-makers and the off-setting industry worldwide need to re-think the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, says an international study published today in Nature Climate Change.

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Himalyan Studies Program
Himalyan Studies Program

Himalyan Studies Program

This program is aimed at improving resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region

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Public lecture by Christiana Figueras - “The Road to Paris – Efforts to Achieve a New Climate Change Agreement in 2015”

Public lecture by Christiana Figueras - “The Road to Paris – Efforts to Achieve a New Climate Change Agreement in 2015”

Christiana was in Australia to meet with the Australian government to talk about the upcoming climate change conference at the end of the year in Paris. Countries are currently developing a new legally binding agreement on climate change. It is hoped by many that this new agreement will initiate new and decisive action to address climate change from 2020 onwards.

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Public Lecture: Addressing the Fate of Himalayan Sourced Rivers in the Context of Climate Change: Perspectives from China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan

Public Lecture: Addressing the Fate of Himalayan Sourced Rivers in the Context of Climate Change: Perspectives from China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan

A team of interdisciplinary researchers from Australia and New Zealand is working collaboratively with their counterparts in China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan to address the critical climate change adaptation challenges facing the Himalayan region in the new millennium. These challenges are being addressed head-on using Climate Change Adaptation tools and in the development of a Knowledge Management Framework for Himalayan sourced rivers to inform and support decision making processes. An overarching strategy of this collaboration is to develop a source (highland mountains) to sink (lowland plains) approach to managing climate change risks in the region. Location Lecture Theatre 2 Manning Clark Centre (#26A) Union Court ANU Refreshments will follow RSVP: Eventbrite. This lecture is free & open to the public

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2nd Workshop on the Development of a Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit for Nepal

2nd Workshop on the Development of a Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit for Nepal

The second workshop on the project “Working Towards Improving Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan Region” (PSLP-IRAP)" took place in Kathamndu, Nepal. The aim of this project “ is to use participatory approaches to identify the risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities arising from climate change impacts on small upstream communities in Nepal and India and downstream communities in Bangladesh. The project will facilitate capacity to help communities cope better with those risks and vulnerabilities identified. A key objective is the development of a transferrable climate change adaptation toolkit, which is based on a set of scientific and evidence based methodologies or tools to guide local planners and policy makers during the adaptive response planning process. This project is supported by the Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) under the auspices of the Australian AID Program (DFAT). The Australian National University's lead public sector counterpart agency is the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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