University of Canberra
National climate adaptation forum at University of Canberra
Posted 17 February 2016 12:03pm

CURF Director Professor Barbara Norman and Research Fellow Tayanah O'Donnell host national climate adaptation forum 

Held at the University of Canberra, Barbara and Tayanah welcomed scholars from around the country to the University of Canberra for a three day early career researcher forum for the Settlements and Infrastructure Network, hosted at the University of New South Wales in collaboration with the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). The  central theme was Urban and Regional Challenges.

Academic scholars from a variety of disciplines had the opportunity to present their own research to their peers, as well as to hear from experts in both academia and in government. Guest speakers included Peter Bascomb General Manager of Palerang Council, and Katie Eberle of the Department of Environment. 

Participants also undertook a fieldtrip to Parliament House, Capital Windfarms at Lake George, and Lerida Winery. This encouraged participants to bring theory to practice with engagement on governance, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture respectively, in and for the Canberra region. 

The network also took the opportunity to engage with government at the state and federal level, industry, and academics, in reviewing the National Adaptation Research Plan. 

For additional information please contact Tayanah O’Donnell at CURF,  tayanah.o' 

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