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NCCARF webinar series starting soon

A series of upcoming webinars by NCCARF will explore key climate adaptation topics from extreme events, to urban and natural system, and to trade, aid and tourism.

Over the next three months, four webinars (see topics and summaries below) will explore these topics with a panel of experts as well as provide participants the opportunity to join in the discussion online.

At NCCARF we work to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise. We do this through new research, communication and networking.

Register your attendance at: https://nccarfwebinars.eventbrite.com

Read more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nccarf-climate-adaptation-webinar-series-tickets-32611157851

Extreme climate events: future risks and impacts
21 March 3pm AEST
Extreme climate events – heatwaves, floods, windstorms and bushfires – can quickly become disasters if communities aren’t prepared. Extremes are how we will experience the change in climate – more so than creeping averages. So how do we prepare for these dramatic events? Join our webinar panel looking at projections of extreme climate in the future, the impacts of these events on our built environment and communities, and how we can adapt.
Panelists:
Professor Jean Palutikof (NCCARF)
Dr Scott Power (Bureau of Meteorology)
Dr Matthew Mason (University of Queensland)

Trade, aid and tourism under climate change
18 April 1pm AEST
Climate change in Australia means more than just what happens at home. It can affect Australia’s appeal as a tourist destination, alter the competitiveness of our export and create new international tensions that must be managed through foreign policy. Australia has strengths in research and development, natural resource management, energy technologies and climate change adaptation practices that can be mobilised to meet these challenges. Join us for a discussion about Australia and its international context under a changing climate.
Panelists:
Professor Jean Palutikof (NCCARF)
Professor Jon Barnett (University of Melbourne)
Additional panelist to be confirmed

Cities adapting to climate change
3 May 2pm AEST
Our urban centres are already facing  challenges of growing demands on housing and infrastructure. Preparing cities to be ‘climate ready’ is critical to minimising risk for urban communities and, in the longer term, to improving urban resilience to projected climate change impacts. The challenges are complex and prompt a rethink of the traditional ways that we plan and build our cities and infrastructure. So how do we change the way we plan, manage and maintain or cities into the future?
Panelists:
Dr Sarah Boulter (NCCARF)
Professor Barbara Norman (University of Canberra)
Associate Professor Ron Cox (University of NSW)

Natural ecosystems – from land to sea
22 May 1pm AEST
Bleaching coral, massive bat and bird die-offs, and changing sex ratios in turtles are just some of the alarming evidence of how natural ecosystems are already succumbing to the changing climate. The implications for our fauna and flora—as well as the businesses that rely on them (e.g. fishing, farming, forestry and tourism)—are broad ranging and potentially devastating. So what can we do? Do we need to change the way we manage and conserve our natural resources? Do we need to change our business models?
Panelists:
Dr David Rissik (NCCARF)
Professor Stephen Williams (James Cook University)
Additional panelist to be confirmed

 


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