Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network

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ACT Roadshow

Terrestrial Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in the ACT - Management and Policy

Wednesday, 8th December 2010,

CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra

Who should come: management agencies, policy makers, NGO’s, state/local government and any interested parties

Time Program Speaker Presentations
8:30 Welcome and what we hope to achieve today.
Morning session: Presentations - from the researchers and the stakeholders
9:10 National overview on Climate Change adaptation and terrestrial biodiversity and the National Adaptation Research Plan Prof. Stephen Williams
9:50 Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it, and discussion Dr. Yvette Williams
9:50 Discussion


What are the key issues for ACT for climate change adaptation and decision tools for adaptation Dr. Trevor Booth
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 The science of biodiversity adaptation
Presentations by the researchers:
Biodiversity/NRM adaptation priorities for the ACT region Bob Webb
Climate change and drought refugia Brendan Mackey (ANU)
11:30 Discussion
11:45 How are managers and policy-makers dealing with climate change adaptation for biodiversity and what are the greatest challenges.
Presentations by the stakeholders:
* Federal Department (DCCEE) John Higgins
* Federal Department (DSEWPC) Eliza Murray
* Local NGO - Conservation Council John Hibberd
13:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: Workshops
14:00 Identify key themes for adaptation challenges
* Group discussion on defining broad adaptation challenges for Terrestrial Biodiversity in ACT.
14:30 Working groups draw up adaptation research priorities and how they could be addressed
15:30 * Report back and close, facilitator to draw together learning, threads and extract future options
16:00 Afternoon tea