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More research needed on climate adaptation, university event hears

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Australia is “grossly underinvesting in adaptation research” as it focuses on reducing carbon

Efforts in Australia to combat climate change need to put more focus on adaptation, a top researcher has said.

Mark Howden told the Australian National University’s annual climate update conference on 6 February that there was a global imbalance in research and spending between reducing carbon and coping with the consequences. Howden is director of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions and a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 

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