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Climate change impacts and adaptation reference list

Resources related to impacts and adaptation have been cross referenced under the following headings:

Adaptation

Project Twin Streams case study: Large-scale property purchase without recourse to compulsory purchase July 2011

Climate Change Case Study: Transit NZ – climate change and the state highway network May 2008

Climate Change Case Study: Impacts of sea-level rise on the Avon River, Christchurch May 2008

Climate Change Case Study: Coast Care Bay of Plenty Dune Restoration March 2008

Climate Change Case Study: Tauranga City Council prepares for more intense rainfall February 2008

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand July 2005

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand: A Farmer Perspective July 2005

Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons for London (PDF 1.06 MB) July 2006

Carbon constraints in the building and construction industry: challenges and opportunities (PDF 581 KB) December 2003

Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage (PDF 14 MB) June 2007

Climate Change Adaptation Actions for Local Government (PDF, 1.83 MB) Australia 2007

Climate Change impacts and risk management

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (PDF 1.0 MB) 2007

Climate change in Australia: technical report 2007

Climate Change: Risk and Vulnerability. Promoting an efficient adaptation response in Australia (PDF 1.9 MB) March 2005

Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change: Environment Bay of Plenty and Coastal Hazards: "Issues, Barriers and Solutions" (PDF 105KB) July 2003

Local Government workshop: "Preparing for Climate Change" Workshop on adaptation practices in developed countries (PDF, 195 KB) October 2004

Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand(PDF, 196 KB) July 2008

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2008

Preparing for Climate Change: A guide for local government in New Zealand July 2008

USAID Adapting to Climate Variability and Change - A guidance manual for development planning (PDF 3.2MB) August 2007

World Resources Institute publication: "Weathering-the-storm"  November 2007

Wise Adaptation to Climate Change (PDF 1.14MB) – Japan

Population, sustainability, climate change, water and the future of our cities (PDF 515KB) – Australia May 2008

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Agriculture

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand July 2005

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand: A Farmer Perspective September 2005

The EcoClimate Report: Climate change and agricultural production April 2008 (New Zealand)

UK - Climate change, agricultural policy and poverty reduction, how much do we know? (PDF 166KB) September 2007

UK - The first Millennium Development Goal, agriculture and climate change (PDF 71KB) October 2007

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Australia

Climate Change Adaptation Actions for Local Government (PDF, 183 KB) 2007

Climate Change Impacts & Risk Management - A Guide for Business and Government (PDF, 1.87 MB) 2006

Climate Change: Risk and Vulnerability. Promoting an efficient adaptation response in Australia (PDF 1.9 MB) March 2005

Climate change in Australia: technical report 2007

Climate Change Scenarios for Initial Assessment of Risk in Accordance with Risk Management Guidance May 2006

Victorian Local Government's Greenhouse and Climate Change Case Studies Report (PDF 858 KB) 2007

Population, sustainability, climate change, water and the future of our cities (PDF 515KB) – Australia May 2008

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Biodiversity and Biosecurity

A Strategy to Assist States and Parties to Implement Appropriate Management Responses. World Heritage Committee. (Word 49.5KB). 2006

Australian national biodiversity and climate change action plan 2004-2007. 2004

Australian national biodiversity and climate change action plan 2004-2007 summary brochure. 2004

Biodiversity-Climate Interactions: adaptation, mitigation and human livelihoods. The Royal Society (PDF 517KB)  June 2007

Biodiversity conservation research in a changing climate. Workshop report: Research needs and information gaps for the implementation of the key objectives of the National Biodiversity and Climate Change Action Plan. (PDF 1.07MB) May 2007 (Australia)

Buying time: A user’s manual for building resistance and resilience to climate change in natural systems. WWF Climate Change Programme. (PDF 1.09 MB) August 2003

Climate change adaptation actions for local government. 2009. (Australia)

Climate Change and Biodiversity. IPCC Technical Paper 5 (PDF 1.0 MB) April 2002

Climate change and potential distribution of weeds - Whither the weeds under climate change? (PDF 7.37MB) 2008 (Australia)

Climate change impacts on biodiversity in Australia: Outcomes of a workshop sponsored by the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee, 1-2 October 2002 June 2003

Climate change, wildlife and adaptation: 20 tough questions, 20 rough answers. (PDF 1.88MB) RSPB 2007.

Conserving biodiversity in a changing climate: guidance on building capacity to adapt. DEFRA, UK. (PDF 1.48MB)2007

Developing an Australian national biodiversity and climate change action plan 2003

Extreme weather: Does nature keep up? (PDF 7.05MB) World Wildlife Fund. 2004

Impacts of Climate Change on Australian Marine Life (PDF, 1.8 MB) 2006

Interlinkages between biological diversity and climate change: Advice on the integration of biodiversity considerations into the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and it’s Kyoto Protocol. CBD Technical Series No. 10 (PDF 1.27 MB) October 2003

Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change: The Green Paper. Victorian Government, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Australia. April 2008.

Managing Australian landscapes in a changing climate - a climate change primer for regional natural resource management bodies 2008

Migratory species and climate change: Impacts of a changing environment on wild animals. (PDF 2.5MB) Convention on Migratory Species. 2006 

Predicting and managing the effects of climate change on World Heritage. (Word 412KB) 2006

Preliminary review of adaptation options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources. United States Climate Science Program. 2008.

Report of the Eleventh Global Biodiversity Forum: Exploring synergy between the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity. PDF 1.05MB) 1999 

Report on some implications of climate change to Department of Conservation activities. 2001

Spatial planning for biodiversity in our changing climate. English Nature Research Reports 677 (PDF 1.27 MB). 2006

The Impacts and Management Implications of Climate Change for the Australian Government's Protected Areas 2008

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Built environment

Carbon constraints in the building and construction industry: challenges and opportunities (PDF 581 KB) December 2003

Climate Change Adaptation: Guidance on adapting New Zealand's built environment for the impacts of climate change (PDF 1.0 MB) October 2004

Climate change and resource pressures (Department of Labour) 2008

Climate Change and Infrastructure Design: Wairau Catchment, North Shore City August 2004

Impacts of Climate Change in New Zealand and the Required Response (PDF 167 KB) December 2003

Incorporating climate change into stormwater design - Why and how? March 2005

Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment (PDF 175 KB) 2003

UK, Climate Change Adaptation by Design - a guide for communities (PDF 3.4MB)  2007

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Business/insurance

A changing climate for business - Business planning for the impacts of climate change (PDF 1.12MB) June 2005

Climate Change: Adapt or Bust (PDF 626 KB) June 2006

Climate Change: Risk and Vulnerability. Promoting an efficient adaptation response in Australia (PDF 1.9 MB) March 2005

Climate Change Scenarios for Initial Assessment of Risk in Accordance with Risk Management Guidance (PDF 659 KB) May 2006

Economic Issues Relevant to Costing Climate Change Impacts (PDF 580 KB) 2004

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Climate change and hazards

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Full Report July 2005

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Summary of Report July 2005

Changes in drought risk with climate change May 2005

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (PDF 1.0 MB) 2007

Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand July 2008

Community-based Dune Management for the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Effects - A guide for Local Authorities (PDF 795 KB) April 2005

Flood Resilient Homes (PDF 140 KB) June 2004

Guidelines for Reducing Flood Losses March 2004

Health and flood risk: A strategic assessment of adaptation processes and policies (PDF 384 KB) January 2005

Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change: Environment Bay of Plenty and Coastal Hazards: "Issues, Barriers and Solutions" (PDF 106 KB) July 2003

Meteorological Hazards March 2003

Climate Change - Environment Waikato

An overview of Climate Change and the possible consequences for Gisborne District

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NZ regions

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand July 2005

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand: A Farmer Perspective July 2005

Assessment of the impacts of sea level rise on floodplain management planning for the Avon river (PDF 857 KB) December 2003

Chatham Islands Climate Change June 2005

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (PDF 1.0 MB) 2007

Flood risk arising from future precipitation changes in Gleniti, Timaru (PDF 449 KB) December 2003

Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change: Environment Bay of Plenty and Coastal Hazards: "Issues, Barriers and Solutions" (PDF 106 KB) July 2003

Peak Oil and Climate Change Effects: Issues facing Environment Canterbury (PDF 380.11 KB) October 2007

The Waikato Weather Bomb: Understanding the impact March 2004

An overview of Climate Change and the possible consequences for Gisborne District (PDF 628KB) NZ - July 2006

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Council strategies

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (PDF 1.0 MB) 2007

Climate Change and Infrastructure Design: Wairau Catchment, North Shore City August 2004

Hawkes Bay Regional Council: Draft Regional Coastal Environmental Plan August 2006

Tackling Climate Change in Cambridgeshire: Cambridgeshire County Council Climate Change Strategy (PDF 2.96 MB) March 2005

Victorian Local Government's Greenhouse and Climate Change Case Studies Report (PDF 858 KB) 2007

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Impacts

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Full Report July 2005

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Summary of Report July 2005

Assessment of the impacts of sea level rise on floodplain management planning for the Avon river (PDF 857 KB) December 2003

Changes in drought risk with climate change May 2005

Chatham Islands Climate Change June 2005

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (PDF 1.0 MB) 2007

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2008

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A guidance manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2004

Climate Change Hazards - Greater Wellington Regional Council (PDF, 1.68 MB) November 2007

Climate change in Australia: technical report 2007

The EcoClimate Report: Climate change and agricultural production April 2008 (New Zealand)

Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand September 2001

Community-based Dune Management for the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Effects - A guide for Local Authorities (PDF 795 KB) April 2005

Effects of Climate Change under the Resource Management Act - A Quality Planning website note

UK: Flood Resilient Homes (PDF 140 KB) June 2004

Flood risk arising from future precipitation changes in Gleniti, Timaru (PDF 449 KB) December 2003

Guidelines for Reducing Flood Losses March 2004

Impact of climate change on long-term fire danger May 2005

Impacts of Climate Change in New Zealand and the Required Response (PDF 167 KB) December 2003

Local Government workshop: Adapting to the impacts of climate change February 2002

Peak Oil and Climate Change Effects: Issues facing Environment Canterbury (PDF 1 MB) October 2007

Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand July 2008

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand May 2008

Preparing for Climate Change: A guide for local government in New Zealand July 2008

Up in Smoke? Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development  Working Group on Climate Change and Development 2004

The Waikato Weather Bomb: Understanding the impact March 2004

Climate Change - Environment Waikato

An overview of Climate Change and the possible consequences for Gisborne District (PDF 628KB) NZ - July 2006

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Health

Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand September 2001

Health and flood risk: A strategic assessment of adaptation processes and policies (PDF 384 KB) January 2005

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Public/local communities

Easy Guide To Being a Climate-friendly Kiwi: At home and at the office (PDF 1.2 MB) May 2004

Local Communities: Planning for Climate Change May 2004

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Schools

Australian Government Climate Change Resources for Teachers and Students
Climate Change in Scotland - 2002

Environmental education resources for teachers - NZ

European Commission - climate change for schools

US Climate Change Education portal

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UK

Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from London (PDF 1.6 MB) July 2006

Climate Change in Scotland – 2002

Cambridgeshire County Council Climate Change and Environment Strategy March 2005

UK - Climate change, agricultural policy and poverty reduction, how much do we know? (PDF 166KB) September 2007

UK - The first Millennium Development Goal, agriculture and climate change (PDF 71KB) October 2007

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Workshops

LGNZ workshop on “Risk Management, Governance and Climate: What Councils should be doing” 1 July 2005

Local Government workshop: Adapting to the impacts of climate change 21 February 2002

Local Government workshop: "Preparing for Climate Change": Workshop on adaptation practices in developed countries October, 2004

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Last updated: 15 August 2013