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Action Pledges

Title

Supporting climate adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region

Partner Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Date of submission 01/10/2009

Description

CSIRO Action pledge

The CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship contributes to the Asia-Pacific region’s effort in adapting to the impacts of climate change and variability and informs planning, regulation and investment decisions.

This pledge will be realised through a suite of inter-related projects within the Climate Adaptation Flagship which focus on climate adaptation issues facing developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

These Asia-Pacific adaptation projects are spread across the Flagship’s four research Themes:

  1. Pathways to Adaptation: providing sound scientific knowledge about potential climate change impacts to underpin decision making, and understanding the socio-economic drivers and barriers that influence the adaptation process;
  2. Sustainable Cities and Coasts: developing planning, design, infrastructure and management solutions to help cities and coastal settlements adapt to a changing climate;
  3. Managing Species and Natural Ecosystems: developing and delivering adaptation options to protect marine and terrestrial species, ecosystems and the services they provide from the impacts of climate change;
  4. Adaptive Primary Industries, Enterprises and Communities: developing adaptation options for the primary industry and resource sectors to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance opportunities created by climate change.
Further information

CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship
http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/Flagships/Climate-Adaptation-Flagship.aspx

Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Sector Business
Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Risk/vulnerability mapping
Training
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Methods and tools
Research
Socio-economic information
Target group Communities
Policy makers
Practitioners
Private sector

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.