Thursday, June 4, 2009

Climate Change Adaptation Symposium
3 and 4 June 2009

Some points arising:
  • there is an emerging clarification of roles with the Commonwealth assuming responsibility for mitigation (through the CPRS) and the States taking more responsibility for adaptation. This raises funding questions for the states, as well as whether it achieves the urgency around mitigation. The role of local government was barely mentioned
  • adaptation is part of a continuum rather than a new and distinct discipline in its own right
  • we should be wary of being too compartmentalised around adaptation and mitigation
  • when is the optimum time to make an intervention?
  • what level of intervention is appropriate?
  • how do we share and engage with our community around the knowledge that we have shared and learned?
  • all adaptation will be local!

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