A number of UGEC researchers are contributing authors to various chapters of the report, particularly the section on Urban/Infrastructure/Vulnerability. The National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC), the federaladvisory committee for the National Climate Assessment, approved their draft of the Third National Climate Assessment Report for release for public comment. The draft report is available for download - both as a single document and by chapter - at http://ncadac.globalchange.gov.
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With regard to the IHDP central field of research - humans affecting the environment and being affected by it, the forthcoming “Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms the relation between extreme weather events and climate change. |Read more
IHDP, in partnership with ISSC and UNESCO, just launched a global survey to document how social sciences and humanities scholars view research priorities related to global environmental change (GEC). We are inviting scholars to give feedback on their role in GEC and will be using the results to illustrate incentives and disincentives for engaging in this field and to frame the global sustainability research program from a social sciences perspective. To take the on-line survey, please click on this link. |Read more
A special issue of Climate and Development is now available, offering new knowledge and opinion in the emerging field of 'sustainable adaptation'. The articles present empirical evidence from diverse contexts such as Vietnam, Kenya, and the UK, and discuss the conceptual and practical challenges of how to understand adaptation through the lens of sustainability. |Read more