Gender and Social Impacts

Gender and Social Impacts(203)
Though Climate Change affects everyone, there are gender and sociopolitical and economic differences in impacts and adaptive capacities. For example, women from poor communities are highly dependent on local natural resource and often disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
18 April 2013


Climate Change Adaptation and the Business Sector

When: 23 April 2013, 4 - 6pm, followed by refreshments
Where: Museum of Sydney, Corner Bridge and Phillip Sts, CBD
With the increase in damages from climate-related extreme events, 
the world is witnessing how changes in climate (and associated 
regulatory and market responses) in one location can send ripples 
through businesses globally. The World Economic Forum recently 
highlighted failure to address climate change adaptation as one of 
the top ten risks to the global economy.
In Australia there is a limited understanding about what climate 
change means for the business sector or how the sector is likely 
to respond. In response, NCCARF has commissioned a range of 
research projects that explore these issues.
Research presented at this forum explores issues surrounding 
climate change impacts and responses associated with insurance, 
boardroom engagement, strata title and climate legal risk.
» Jason West, Griffith University - Climate change adaptation in 
industry and business: a framework for best practice in financial risk 
assessment, governance and disclosure
» Gareth Johnston, Future Ready Pty Ltd - Climate change adaptation 
in the boardroom
» Mark Baker-Jones, DLA Piper - Climate change adaptation in the 
boardroom (climate legal risk)
Chris Guilding, Griffith University - Strata title in a world of climate 
change: managing greater uncertainty in forecasting and funding 
common property capital expenditure
» John McAneney, Macquarie University - Assessing the potential 
for, and limits to, insurance and market-based mechanisms for 
encouraging climate change adaptation


Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
22 February 2013

Asia-Pacific region has experienced many extreme weather events in recent years which have led to large numbers of people at high level of exposure to risks including the risk of forced migration. With climate change as an exacerbating factor, migration flows are likely to increase in the Asia Pacific region.

In response, IOM will conduct the first pilot training for policymakers and practitioners on the migration-environment nexus.

The training takes place over three days in the Seoul metropolitan area. Leading experts from around the world will lead each training module.


◆ Build capacity of policymakers and practitioners in order to factor migration into environmental and development policies, climate change adaptation strategies, and to factor environmental change into the comprehensive migration management policies of each country;

◆ Facilitate policy exchange among policymakers and practitioners on migration, environment and climate change


IOM Migration Research and Training Centre
Western Tower T-IV, 8th floor, 868 Janghang 2-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

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The training will be held back-to-back with and will be launched at the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, held in Korea from 18 to 20 March 2013.

Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
28 January 2013

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum will be held from 18th - 20th March 2013 in Republic of Korea. The main theme of the forum will continue to be on “Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development” with a focus on key selected topics. The Forum is hosted by the Korea Environment Institute (KEI) in association with the Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC). The co-organisers are the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Successful adaptation to a changing climate needs sensible strategies that guide and learn from actions. The 3rd Adaptation Forum will assist decision-makers at all levels of government, in business and communities be more strategic and effective in addressing the challenges of development in a changing climate.

Strategies are guides to action important for governments, organizations and communities to design appropriate policies and plans as well as build capacities to adapt. Climate change in some situations demands new strategies – for example for dealing with uncertainties and change – but must also draw on experiences and insights from past strategies in development.

The forum will provide excellent opportunities for a range of actors working in different sectors and systems to share their knowledge about successes, and failures, to effectively adapt to climate. The needs and interests of critical and neglected groups will be highlighted alongside the need for improving knowledge management.

The mixture of plenary and panel discussions as well as diverse side-events will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact and learn about the latest ideas and practices in mainstreaming adaptation. The key outcome of the 3rd Forum will be improved adaptation strategies and actions.

For more information and registration, please visit

Incheon, Republic of Korea


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