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Western Australia Roadshow


Terrestrial Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in Western Australia - Management and Policy

Thursday 11th November 2010,

Curtin University, Perth 


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
9:20 National overview on Climate Change adaptation and terrestrial biodiversity and the National Adaptation Research Plan Prof. Stephen Williams
  Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it, and discussion Dr. Yvette Williams


What are the key issues for Western Australia for climate change adaptation and decision tools for adaptation A/Prof. Grant Wardell-Johnson
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 The science of biodiversity adaptation
Presentations by the researchers:
  * Examples of biodiversity adaptation in Western Australia, and discussion Matt Hipsey[1], Peter Davies[2] [1]
11:30 How are managers and policy-makers dealing with climate change adaptation for biodiversity and what are the greatest challenges.
Presentations by the stakeholders:
  * State management agency (DECC) Colin Yates
  * Local Government - Margaret River Shire Andres Schonfeldt
  * Indigenous knowledge group - Curtin University (To be Confirmed) David Collard
  * Local conservation group - Climatewatch Rich Weatherhill
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 Western Australia.  
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