CZM White Papers present the methods and results from our consultancy and research activities. They aim to synthesise recent key outcomes from consulting projects or present methods and concepts we have found useful in our work. Our intention is to make research and consultancy outcomes public to both stimulate discussion and to add to the body of literature on practical coastal management and climate change adaptation projects. The reports are written in a simple and non-technical style, to enable broad readership.
The White Papers are ‘working documents' and while CZM staff internally review the papers, they have not been subject to an external peer review. Therefore, the accuracy of this work and the conclusions reached are the responsibility of the author(s) alone.
We very much look forward to your feedback.
Elrick, C., Kay, R. and Travers, A. 2010. Integrating Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management CZM White Paper No.1; A Capacity Driven Approach in the Republic of Kiribati. Download PDF (5.1Mb)
Kay, R. 2010. What should a country think about and then do to address climate change and infrastructure risk? Presentation to UNDP in El Salvador (available from the UNDP Adaptation Learning Mechanism)
Kar, R. and Preston, B. 2009. Managing Climate Risk in Human Settlements. In Jubb, I., Holper, P. and Cai, W. 2010. Managing Climate Change: Papers from the Greenhouse 2009 Conference. CSIRO publishing, Collingwood, Victoria. full text available http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6355.htm
Coastal Zone Management. 2009. Mandurah Coastal Zone Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Plan 2009. City of Mandurah, Western Australia. Available from the City of Mandurah website
UNFCCC. 2008. Resource guide for preparing the national communications of non-annex I parties, Module 2: Vulnerability and adaptation assessment. UNFCCC Secretariat. Bonn, Germany. Available from the UNFCCC publications website
Coastal Zone Management. 2008. Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment: A Contribution to the Compendium of Coastal Resources Tools and Methodologies. (unpublished report). Download PDF (560Kb)
Coastal Zone Management. 2008. Vulnerability of the Cottesloe Foreshore to the Potential Impacts of Climate Change. Town of Cottesloe, Western Australia. Available from the Town of Cottesloe
Coastal planning and management
Hassell Consulting. 2010. Scarborough Beach Urban Design Master Plan Volume One and Two. Prepared for the City of Stirling and available on the website.
Preston, B. and Kay, R. 2010. Managing Climate Risk in Human Settlements, in Managing Climate Change: Papers from the Greenhouse 2009 Conference, Perth. 23-26 March 2009. Purchase
Kay, R. and Alder, J. 2005. Coastal Planning and Management (2nd edn). Taylor and Francis, London. Purchase
Climate change governance
UNFCCC. 2009. NEEDS for Climate Change Initial Summary Report. UNFCCC Secretariat, Bonn, Germany. Available on the UNFCCC website
From the Vault
McKellar, R., and Kay, R. 2001. Values Based Coastal Planning. Western Australia Coastal Conference (unpublished conference paper). Download PDF (422kb)
Kay, R. 1992. Planning for Uncertainty in the Mitigation of Future Coastal Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change Impacts: A View from the Hill. Western Planner, Vol 10, No 5. Download PDF (1.4mb)
Climate change community links
Please click on the links below for further information about regional organisations and the climate change community in these areas.
CZM were very professional in their approach and in delivering the project report ‘Integrate Climate Change Adaptation Measures into Coastal Zone Planning '. The project was to address the potential impacts of climate change on ecosystems, livelihoods and sustainable development. The team had significant knowledge and understanding on what was to be delivered and the deliverables were properly addressed and well captured in the report. Thank you.
Ellik Adler, Ph.D. Coordinator COBSEA - Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia United Nations Environment Programme
Did You Know?
Dr Robert Kay, principal consultant at Coastal Zone Management was commissioned by the Asia Development Bank (ADB) to assess the suitability of financing options for the Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program in India...more