Tag Archive: adaptation to climate change

Climate Change Adaptation Leadership: An Art, a Craft or a Technique?

Contribution by Brad May – In her research on leadership in organizations, Patricia Pitcher speaks of the drama of leadership, its dreams realities and illusions [1].  In the unfolding of this drama, she identified three actor archetypes essential for success in any organization or team – the Artist, the Craftsman and the Technocrat.  At the annual …

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What kind of leadership do we need for climate change adaptation?

Sander Meijerink and Sabina Stiller just published a paper in Environment and Planning C which addresses the question what kind of leadership we need for climate adaptation. The paper explores the relevance of various leadership concepts for climate change adaptation. After defining four main leadership challenges which are derived from the key characteristics of climate adaptation …

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New website on climate change and climate adaptation in Europe

The European Centre for Climate Adaptation launched a new website  with information on the impacts of climate change and adaptation policies in European countries. The initiators state that “The website aims to help those who are searching for a quick, but well-substantiated summary of the impact of climate change in their country or their field …

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Call for papers: resilience thinking in water resources management

Academics with an interest in resilience thinking can submit a paper proposal to the organizers of a panel at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, to be held in Colorado in June 2013. The call reads as follows: “Traditionally, water resources management has been driven by technical knowledge with an emphasis on establishing systems …

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Sections on climate and water governance at ECPR general conference

The general conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), which will be organized in Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013, has a promising program for those interested in climate and water governance. Katrien Termeer (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) and Joerg Knieling (HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany) will organize a Section on climate change governance (Section nr 07).They …

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European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 is an initiative of a number of major European research projects. This will be the first European conference which covers the broad range of issues related to climate change adaptation and follows international conferences in Australia (Gold Coast, Queensland) in 2010 and in the United States (Tucson, Arizona) …

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Mainstreaming climate considerations in European river basins

Despite the fact that mainstreaming of climate change into existing European Uinion sectoral policies is a key aim, empirical knowledge of how it works in practice remains scarce. A just accepted article in Environment and Planning C by Stijn Brouwer, Tim Rayner and Dave Huitema explores to what degree climate considerations are taken into account …

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Water and climate change adaptation in transboundary basins

On 25 and 26 April 2012, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organizes their third workshop on water and climate change in transboundary region in Geneva, Switzerland. The organizers state the following: “This workshop will bring together persons from all over the world, engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change and …

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Conference on “Water and climate: policy implementation challenges” in Canberra

The second “Practical responses to climate change” conference will be held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from 1-3 May 2012. The theme for 2012 is ‘Water and climate: policy implementation challenges’. Speakers for the conference include Mr Phil Cummins from Queensland Floods Commission, Alastair Driver from the UK Environment Agency, Professor Barbara Norman …

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Call for Abstracts – Symposium on “The governance of adaptation”

On March 22-23, 2012. a two-day symposium will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on “The governance of adaptation”. Topics to be discussed include: the framing of adaptation problems and goals, modes of governance and available instruments, agency and leadership in adaptation governance, and the science-policy interaction and adaptation. You are invited to submit an abstract …

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