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Jun 18, 2018

In episode 68 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons travels down under to Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. Doug is invited to give the keynote address at the Victoria Adaptation Summit, then he participates in the National Adaptation Conference, where he interviews experts from throughout southern Australia. Learn innovative adaptation techniques from the private sector, local councils and the state government. Topics in this episode: local council approach to climate adaptation; innovative tools for communicating climate adaptation; understanding climate risks and profiting off it; the psychology of adapting to climate change; Victoria state government and the emerging role of states in adaptation planning; the use of big data in climate planning; private sector adaptation; can kangaroos adapt to climate change, and much more!

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Guests in this episode

Kath Rowley,  Executive Director of the Climate Change Division in Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Nina Keath, Senior Strategic Planner, City of Onkaparinga
James Despaquali, Sustainability Planning and Strategy Officer at City of Whittlesea
Rohan Handem, XDI, Director,  Projects
Dr. Johanna Nalau, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP)
John Doole, Manager Environmental Services at Kingborough Council
Dr. Jean Palitikoff, Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Judy Turnbull and Fabian Sack, Sustainably
Dr Hallie Eakin, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State
Browyn Bresham, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Compassionate Nature
Julian Stanley, Senior Climate Change Planner at Barwon Water

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