Governing Adaptation

Thursday 12 March 2015 9.00 - 5.00PM

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Holme Building, Science Road, University of Sydney


Climate change is here, so how do we govern adaptation?

More frequent heatwaves and bushfires, more intense storms, sea level rise, and more – we  are already feeling the effects of climate change. While we see little action on the mitigation of greenhouse gases in Australia, and the world’s nations struggle to agree to a new framework for limiting climate change, local governments have begun plans to adapt to a changing environment.

This symposium will examine some of the normative frameworks for adaptation policy – justice, resilience, transformation – and explore specific cases and experiences of adaptation planning.