New Guide “The Essential Principles of Climate Science” Aims to Improve Public Climate Literacy

November 16, 2010

“The Essential Principles of Climate Science” presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth’s climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula.

http://downloads.climatescience.gov/Literacy/Climate%2520Literacy%2520Booklet%2520Hi-Res.pdf

Vulnerability assesment (risk, resilience, adaptive capacity across social-economic-environmental issues)

November 16, 2010

Useful particularly for local authority partners who are trying to incorporate climate assessment into EIA/SEA processes – the links are to various country guidelines on this issue.

http://www.iaia.org/IAIA-Climate-Symposium-DC/background-material.aspx

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Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change

November 16, 2010

The publication warns that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts. The real costs of adaptation are likely to be 2-3 times greater than estimates made by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=11501IIED

Seminar linking science & coastal management, Texel (NL)

June 10, 2010

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The Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) and Kust & Zee will be hosting an international seminar about bridging the gap between science and coastal management, which will take place between 24th and 26th November 2010, in Texel (The Netherlands).

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IMCORE at the Interreg NWE Annual Event at Rotterdam

October 18, 2009

Representatives of the IMCORE partnership (from Glamorgan University -Severn Estuary Expert Couplet, CMRC – Cork Harbour Expert Couplet, EUCC and CoastNet – East of England Expert Couplet took part in various activities during the Annual Event of the Interreg North West Europe programme. Read the rest of this entry »

News from North East England Expert Couplet

October 18, 2009
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Visit to Clacton and presenting IMCORE to the East of England Coastal Initiative

October 18, 2009

East of England Coastal Initiative logoOn the past 27th of August, CoastNet presented the IMCORE project at the Coastal Initiative for the East of England Board Meeting. Attending to this meetiong were representatives from the Environment Agency, EEDA, Natural England, GO-East, Norfolk County Council, English Partnerships, Suffolk Coastal District Council, English Partnerships, Sustainability East and CoastNet.

To find out more about this initiative please click here for further information

IMCORE article in Coastal and Marine 09

October 18, 2009

An article introducing the IMCORE project to coastal scientists and practitioners has been recently published in the EUCC magazine “Coastal and Marine”. IMCORE article Coastal and Marine 09

Legal challenges for Adaptation to Climate Change in Protected Areas

July 14, 2009

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An innovative idea of an “Ecosystem Framework Directive” has been explored by An Cliquet and other authors from Gent University, one of our IMCORE partners.

The article considers this idea as an option to research after analyzing EU nature conservation policies and the scientific challenges we are facing to deal with adaptation to climate change in protected areas.

To see this article you can view abstract or download pdf here.

Catching up in Gent

May 28, 2009

Our partners of the Maritime Institute, University of Ghent and MOW Vlaanderen together with UCC and MACE – Cardiff University have done an excellent job in hosting and organising our second Progress Meeting & Partner Scenario Methodology Workshop the 12th and 13th this month.
We have had an interesting overview of what is happening at a local level with our Expert Couplets from Belgium, UK, Ireland and France. We appreciated a comprehensive summary of the international framework of Adaptation for Climate Change that was presented to us by UCC.
Our field trip to Oostend included presentations from various organisations that work on different aspects of Coastal Management in Belgium.

See a photograph of the IMCORE group here. If you pass the mouse over the image you can see who is who!