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NT Roadshow

Terrestrial Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in the Northern Territory - Management and Policy

Wednesday, 25th May 2011, CSIRO, Darwin, Northern Territory

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
9:00 National overview on Climate Change adaptation and terrestrial biodiversity and the National Adaptation Research Plan Prof. Stephen Williams
9:30 Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it. Dr. Yvette Williams
9:40 What are the key issues for Northern Territory for Climate Change Adaptation Prof. Stephen Garnett
10:00 Discussion    
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 The science of biodiversity adaptation     
  Climate change, biodiversity and adaptation Dr Dick Williams
  Scenario modeling and biodiversity Dr Adam Liedloff
11:15 Discussion    
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:
  * NT Government (NRETAS) Dr Alaric Fisher
  * Local Government Association of the NT Ms Shenagh Gamble
  * Environment Centre NT Dr Melanie Bradley
  * Policy and Climate Change Unit (Department of the Chief Minister) Mr Leigh Eldridge
13:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: Workshops
14:00 Identify key themes for adaptation challenges    
  Group Discussion  
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