Climate Change Adaptation Conference '09
Climate Change Adaptation: Managing the Unavoidable
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- Please visit our conference page for an update on how the conference went and also, a link to the conference presentations and powerpoint slides.
Demand for science-based advice to assist planning for climate change adaptation is growing. The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) invites you to a conference on climate change adaptation at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand 20-21 May 2009.
This two-day conference will include keynote speeches and presentations by leading international and New Zealand experts and researchers on climate change and adaptation, case-study based panel discussions, and input from end-users on their needs for information and tools. The NZCCC's aim is to stimulate collaborative research by facilitating communication between scientists, planners, councils, engineers, businesses, Māori, and organisations dealing with climate change issues.
Climate change scenarios will be presented to provide context for discussions about the potential impacts and required adaptation measures that New Zealand will have to adopt in coming decades.
- Land-based primary industries (farming, agriculture, horticulture, forestry)
- Energy and industry (including mining and manufacturing)
- Local government (including transport and infrastructure)
- Conservation and natural systems (including biodiversity and biosecurity)
The sector papers will be prepared and presented by invited lead authors. Researchers who would like to showcase recent work on climate change adaptation and related issues are invited to submit a poster.