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Briefing note 17: Could understanding the Indian Ocean improve climate predictions for Australia?

October 25, 2021 7:32 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 17: Could understanding the Indian Ocean improve climate predictions for Australia?

You may have heard about the influence of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the tropical Pacific Ocean on Australia’s climate and how forecasts of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) help to give warnings of flood, drought and bushfire risk in Australia months in advance… but what about the tropical Indian Ocean?

LaTrobe Asia Panel: Climate change and conflict in the Himalaya

October 14, 2019 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Melbourne launch of the new La Trobe Asia Brief. About this Event The snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas are instantly recognisable, but the critical role these mountains play in Asia’s climate, hydrology, ecology and geopolitics is mostly underplayed. Despite this importance, or perhaps because of them, there are a number of threats to the environment, many of which intersect, and the Himalayas will need careful management and thoughtful intervention if they are to survive both as a natural environment and... View Article

Climate Change Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific: Is Gender relevant?

April 30, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Description Is gender a consideration for your program, project or research? Now is the time to reflect on this. Women are often portrayed as more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific, with less information available about how to respond and adapt. Some adaptation options may put a disproportionate burden on women, particularly in agriculture. This symposium is an opportunity to explore the role, influence and impact of gender on climate change adaptation, using a... View Article