Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Framework Programme


In any system, climate change adaptation strategies are developed in a context where policymakers need to respond to multiple pressures (economic, social and environmental). Responding to these multiple pressures calls for a broad framework centered on system resilience and adaptive capacity and transformative adaptive capacity. Mainstreaming adaptation into development and management strategies requires a proactive, holistic and systematic approach that does not see adaptation measures as something distinct or excluded from other policies.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this new CCI initiative is to provide a platform for bringing together researchers (national and international) working in the climate change adaptation space with the view to:

Sharing information and experiences on climate change adaptation through seminars and colloquia;

Create knowledge and information relating to best practice adaptation and to identify synergies and opportunities;

Develop projects of an integrative and interdisciplinary nature;

Encourage dissemination of knowledge and data through training programs and course work;

Encourage collaborative networks;

To enhance cohesion and lift the profile of climate change adaptation at the ANU;

Convene writing workshops and to publish in renowned journals and books;


Current ANU Researchers

Professor Stephen Dovers, Associate Professor Jamie Pittock, Associate Professor Katherine Morton, Dr Katherine Daniell, Dr Sara Beavis, Dr Liz Hanna, Dr Bob Webb, Associate Professor Karen Hussey, Professor Michael Raupach, Dr Lance Heath (Coordinator).

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