Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Spatial Planning

The forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Spatial Planning: Assessment and Communication of Vulnerability, organised by the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute (SEADPRI-UKM) was successfully convened on 5th January 2010 at Puri Pujangga, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. The Forum was co-organised with the Minerals and Geoscience Department of Malaysia (JMG), Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM), Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Dr. Philipp Schmidt-Thome, Senior Scientist of Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and International Fellow of SEADPRI-UKM was the principal speaker while Mr. Chen Shick Pei, Honorary Fellow, served as moderator. SEADPRI-UKM believes that successful adaptation to climate change requires integration across scales and effective communication among different stakeholders, especially between scientists and policy-makers. The forum was aimed to contribute in such efforts as well as a capacity building event to local researchers and practitioners involved in climate change and spatial planning. Full text in pdf