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Victoria Roadshow

Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Victoria - Management and Policy

Tuesday, 5th October 2010,

Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne.


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

Time Program Speaker Presentations
9:00 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
9:40 Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it, and discussion Dr. Yvette Williams
10:00 What are the key issues for Victoria for climate change adaptation and decision tools for adaptation
(Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research)
Prof. Rod Keenan
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 The science of biodiversity adaptation
Presentations by the researchers:
  * Examples of biodiversity adaptation in Victoria, and discussion Prof. Ary Hoffmann
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:
  * State Government - Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) Ian Mansergh, James Todd
  * Local Government - Greenhouse Alliance Group Steve Meacher
  * State Management Agencies - Parks Victoria Joe Mumford
  * Indigenous knowledge group - Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr. Kate Auty
  * Local conservation group - Victoria Naturally Alliance Karen Alexander
13:15 Lunch
Afternoon session: Workshops
14:00 Identify key themes for adaptation challenges    
  * Group discussion on defining broad adaptation challenges for Terrestrial Biodiversity in Victoria.    
14:30 Working groups draw up adaptation research priorities and how they could be addressed    
16:00 Afternoon tea
* Report back and close, facilitator to draw together learning, threads and extract future options