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The corporate/private sector takes actions in response to climate change - natural resource constraints, manufacturing or logistical interruptions and other possible impacts.
16 August 2013

The Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan and the Swedish Meteorology and Hydrology Institute, Sweden are jointly organizing the International Workshop on “Climate Change Impact and Societal Adaptation” from November 6-8, 2013 at Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India. Please visit the link for more information. The organisation committee is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for workshop for oral or poster presentation.

Please submit your abstract and registration form through email to by August 31, 2013. All submissions will be acknowledged on receipt.

Please feel free to circulate this information to your colleagues and others who may be interested.

In case you have any queries, you are welcome to contact at (Dr. Devesh Sharma)

Thank you for your valuable support



Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India
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
19 March 2012

Aims and objectivesThe conference aims to:

  • bring together stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of community-based adaptation (CBA) planning and practices from different parts of the developing world, particularly from Vietnam,
  • capture the latest learning and good practices in CBA from developing countries
  • integrate lessons learned into national and international development programmes in order to ultimately enhance the capacity and improve the livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable groups in developing countries,
  • disseminate lessons learned at the Conference through daily communications, proceedings and an immediate conference summary.

Field trips: 16-18 AprilAll participants should arrive in country on 15 April in order to be able to participate in the field trips.Participants will be divided into small groups (maximum 25 persons) and will visit a number of project sites across northern, southern, and central regions of the country that deal with issues such as storms, flooding, saltwater intrusion, sea level rise and drought.Participants may choose to arrive at any of three international airports, depending on which field visits they would like to participate in:

  • NoiBai in Hanoi (for field trips to northern areas)
  • Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City (for visits in the Mekong Delta areas), or
  • Da nang (for project sites in the central provinces).

Communicating about community-based adaptation: 19 -22 April 2012Communicating about how communities are adapting to climate change will be the conference's key theme. The conference will be held at the Melia road Hotel in Hanoi. Each day will consist of a plenary session and a number of parallel, interactive discussions relating to the following suggested thematic areas:

  • Communicating about climate change at global, regional, national, and local levels
  • Scaling up Community-based adaptation
  • Water resources
  • Biodiversity and forests
  • Urban areas
  • Coastal zones, drylands, drought prone areas, mountainous areas and floodplains
  • Food and agriculture
  • Human health
  • Disaster risk reduction/management
  • Gender equality and integration
  • Vulnerable communities (including indigenous people)
  • Monitoring, evaluation and tools
  • Economics
  • Climate change and adaptation: information, knowledge, education and awareness.

FundingFunding for participants from developing countries is available for those whose abstracts are submitted on time and are selected for presentation. Abstracts should indicate which theme they will cover, be no longer than 200 words, indicate the full contact details of the author and state whether funding will be required.

Hanoi, Vietnam


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