Ecosystem-based adaptation through Locally Managed Marine Areas
CSIRO researchers have revisited an ecosystem-based adaptation project in Papua New Guinea ’s Kimbe Bay that’s using Locally Managed Marine Areas to protect near-shore marine ecosystems - and discovered lessons about making future projects more effective.
Pathways to prepare for and manage global change
Radical changes to our environment with climate change means we need to map adaptation pathways now that consider options and prepare us for future decisions.
Identifying opportunities in a changing climate
Planning for climate adaptation means looking at possible solutions to people’s needs rather than focussing on the likely problems.
Tackling climate change and regional security in the Pacific
We need to identify Pacific hotspots where climate change will exacerbate other stresses and act to support these places before a crisis happens.
A new climate adaptation landscape
Editorial: Understanding and managing the emergent risks of climate change requires a new focus for mitigation and adaptation responses.
Energy Futures in a Town Like Alice
Today’s energy systems will not be sufficient in 2050, and remote Australian communities are likely to bear the brunt. Scenarios workshops held in Alice Springs are helping design energy solutions for the future.
Intact ecosystems the best buffer against climate change
When talking about solutions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change, we shouldn't forget that intact ecosystems offer some of the best prospects.
Towards common goals for humanity
This year has been an extraordinary year for setting goals and targets for humankind. These goals open up opportunities for innovation and business development to benefit Australia and its private sector in the near term, and contribute fundamentally to the longer term futures of our children and grandchildren.
In a changing world, climate adaptation researchers play a key role in addressing risk and ethical responsibilities
The uncertainties related to climate science present some unique challenges for policymakers and researchers alike. How can climate adaptation researchers proactively support decision-makers? And could a similar ethics system to the one used by frontline medical professionals be implemented by climate scientists to enhance decision-making?