Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network

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NSW Roadshow

Terrestrial Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in NSW - Management and Policy

Monday, 9th May 2011, Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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
9:00 National overview on Climate Change adaptation and terrestrial biodiversity and the National Adaptation Research Plan Prof. Lesley Hughes
9:30 Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it. Dr. Yvette Williams
9:40 Discussion    
10:00 Regional Climate Projections for NSW Dr. Jason Evans
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 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 (formerly DECCW)

Dr Peter Smith and

Dr Gary Howling

  * Local Government (Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW) Amy Lovesey
  * Involving local landholders (Australian Museum) Dr John Gollan
  * Greening Australia (CEO) Pip Walsh
  * Terrestrial-aquatic landscape planning (Office of Water) Dr Michael Healey
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 NSW    
14:30 Working groups draw up adaptation research priorities and how they could be addressed  
15:30 Afternoon tea
* Report back and close, facilitator to draw together learning, threads and extract future options