ICARUS III Conference Program

Friday May 18th:

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Pick Up Materials

Room: IAB 4th Floor Lobby (upper Lobby)

9:30 am to 10:00 am

Opening Plenary

Room: Altschul Auditorium

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Coffee

Room: Outside Altschul Auditorium

10:30 am to 12:30 am

Session 1

Panel 1a: Governing Environmental Risks and Vulnerabilities in Cities

Room: 404 IAB

Paper Author Title
1a.a Malini Ranganathan The Production of Everyday Flood Risk and the Politics of Blame at the Urban Periphery
1a.b Yangfan Li Governing large-scale coastal rapid urbanization towards urban social-ecological system
1a.c Farhana Sultana Urban injustices in a changing climate: Informal settlements, environmental governance, and the contradictions of adaptation in Dhaka, Bangladesh
1a.d Anja Wejs Integrating Climate Change in Local Authorities: A Danish Case of Legitimacy Building

 

Panel 2: Climate information and decision architecture for malaria control: new opportunities for improved decisions

Room: 410 IAB

Paper Author Title
2a Derek Willis, Ashley Chin, Isabelle Fisher, Sabine Marx, and Madeleine Thomson The role of metrics in limiting or supporting the identification of appropriate adaptation policies to suppress malaria transmission
2b Pietro Ceccato, Christelle Vancutsem, Robert Klaver, James Rowland, and Stephen J. Connor A Vectorial Capacity Product to Monitor Changing Malaria Transmission Potential in Epidemic Regions of Africa
2c Galen Treuer, Derek Willis, Talya Miron-Shatz, and Sabine Marx The impact of framing effects on the decisions of infectious disease experts
2d Tufa Dinku, Knife Hilemariam, David Grimes, and Stephen Connor Improving availability, access and use of climate information for evaluating anti-malaria programs

 

Panel 3: Networking organizations to support adaptation

Room: 411 IAB

Paper Author Title
3a Laura Vallejo Chavez Designing urban plans downscaling adaptation to climate change measures in four cities in Mexico
3b Stephen Zebiak International Climate Services Partnership: Linking Efforts at Different Scales
3c Carina Wyborn Evaluating network governance as an adaptation strategy: the case of the connectivity conservation
3d Sebastien Hardy An Angle to Reduce the Vulnerability in a South City: Preventive Urban Planning Tools for Emergency and Crisis Management in La Paz, Bolivia

 

12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Lunch

Room: IAB, Student Lounge, 6th Floor

1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Keynote Plenary

The Future of ICARUS I: Roundtable Discussion with the Directors

Room: Altschul Auditorium

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Coffee

Room: Outside Altschul Auditorium

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Session 2

Panel 4: Adaptation and time scale: the forces that shape the time horizons of adaptation efforts

Room: 404 IAB

Paper Author Title
4a Erin L. Bohensky and Anne Leitch Framing climate change: newspaper representations of the Brisbane 2011 flood
4b Mohammad Aatish Khan and Sunpreet Kaur Climate variability and vulnerability: Adaptation to extremes climate events and building climate resilience
4c Jesse Anttila-Hughes and Solomon Hsiang Destruction, Disinvestment, and Death: Economic and Human Losses Following Environmental Disaster
4d Brigitte Hoermann, Dhrupad Choudhury Climate Variability and Change in the Himalayas. Community perceptions and responses
4e Eduardo Araral A Coasian-Ostrom Approach to the Study of Climate Adaptation: Insights from the 400 Year Old Zangjeras

 

Panel 5: Integrating Climate Data into Adaptation Plans

Room: 410 IAB

Paper Author Title
5a Jordan Osvaldo From Satellites to Villages: The Use of Modern Information Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation in Vulnerable Communities in Central America?
5b Alex de Sherbinin Climate Hotspots Mapping: What Have We Learned?
5c Kathleen Guillozet Vulnerability Indicators and Agricultural Systems
5d Meha Jain, Pinki Mondal, Chris Small, Gillian Galford, and Ruth Defries Mapping Agricultural Vulnerability to Climate Variability in Northwest India
5e Ajita Atreya and Susana Ferreira Variation in Flood Risk Perception: Does Scale Matter?

 

Panel 6a: REDD Dawn: Climate change, land grabs, and the commodification of nature

Room: 411 IAB

Paper Author Title
6a.a Michael Eilenberg Shades of Green and REDD
6a.b Bridget Henning Commerce or friendship? Direct payments for conservation in Papua New Guinea
6a.c Emmanuel Nuesiri Not by Participation Alone: Assessing the UN_REDD Programme and its Likely Impact on Local Democracy
6a.d Janette Bulkan Lies, more lies and statistics: unmasking a putative REDD+ scheme in Guyana

Saturday May 19th:

8:30 am to 10:30 am

Session 3

Panel 1b: Governing Environmental Risks and Vulnerabilities in Cities

Room: 404 IAB

Paper Author Title
1b.a Derek Kauneckis A comparative analysis of institutional vulnerability across two urban western water systems
1b.b James Kostaras and Linda Shi The socio-spatial implications of integrated water evaluation and planning (WEAP) hydrological models as decision making tools for risk management, land use planning and climate adaptation policies in El Alto, Bolivia
1b.c Meaghan Daly and Lisa Dillings The Dynamics of Vulnerability: Why Adapting to Climate Variability May not Always Prepare Us for Climate Change
1b.d Robin Leichenko Economic Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation: A Rapid Assessment Approach
1b.e William Solecki and Conor Murphy Transitions and Tipping Points of Coupled Human-Natural Urban Systems: Theoretical and Policy Implications for Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Sustainability

 

Panel 7: Sensing the Turbulent World: Perspectives on Producing Development and Climate Change Knowledge

Room: 410 IAB

Paper Author Title
7a Naveeda Khan Listening in on the COPs: Climate Change Knowledge in Three Scales
7b Trevor Birkenholtz Extensifying while Intensifying: Network political ecology and the scalar challenges of climate change vulnerability research
7c Elizabeth Ferry Expert Naming: Pragmatic Truth in Metrics and Indicators
7d Jane Guyer Scale, Turbulence and Focus in Case Studies
7e David Lipset Rising Sea-Levels, Cultural Autonomy and Community Based Adaptation in the Sepik Delta (Papua New Guinea)
7f Sara Berry Discussant

 

Panel 6b: REDD dawn: Climate change, land grabs, and the commodification of nature

Room: 411 IAB

Paper Author Title
6b.a Melanie McDermott, Sango Mahanty, and Kate Schreckenberg Reining in REDD: defending equity by defining it
6b.b Andreas Neef The Uncertain Future of REDD-plus in Cambodia: An Analysis of Discourses and Narratives
6b.c Anton Seimon and James Watson Climate Change adaptation and wildlife conservation in Africa: a comparison of strategies being utilized by seven major environmental NGOs
6b.d Forrest Daniel Fleischman Why foresters plant trees: The interplay between bureaucratic incentives and international funding for forestry projects

 

Panel 8: Adaptive Development and Sustainable Adaptation

Room: 403 IAB

Paper Author Title
8a Mawanda Shaban, Julie Arrighi, and Maarten Van Aalst Enabling effective adaptation by targeting and mobilizing high-risk communities-a Uganda Red Cross Society case study
8b Todd Crane Adaptation as process, adaptation as goal: knowledge frames as adaptation politics
8c Yuting Zhou Options and Choices: Biological Diversity and Adaptive Development
8d Michael Norton, Daniel Osgood, Rahel Diro, and Mengesha Gebremichael Do Experimental Games Increase Take-Up rates for Index Insurance? A Randomized Control Trial Approach
8e Moses Adama The utility of the capability approach in exploring pathways to sustainable adaptation and adaptive development
8f Gautam Yadama and Nishesh Chalise An endogenous perspective of vulnerability in drylands of India

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Coffee

Room: Outside Altschul Auditorium

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 4

Panel 9a: Causal Structures of vulnerability: An Analysis of Multiple stressors in climate adaptation

Room: 404 IAB

Paper Author Title
9a.a Joseph Holler Climate Change Adaptation Impacts and Vulnerability: A Framework for Assessment
9a.b Netra Chhetri Causal structures of vulnerability: An analysis of multiple stressors in climate adaptation
9a.c Pamela McElwee, Hue Le, Tuyen Nghiem, and Huong Vu Assessing adaptation pathways in climate-vulnerable Vietnam
9a.d Molly Brown Local Staple Food Price Indices in the Age of Biofuels
9a.e Laurie Yung, Daniel Murphy, and Dan Williams Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity in the Interior West: Reframing Scenario-building to Investigate Community Decision-making under Uncertainty

 

Panel 10a: Climate Arena, Multi-scale Arrangements and the Sharing of the Public Space in Africa

Room: 410 IAB

Paper Author Title
10a.a David Eteme Envisioning Citizen Governance of REDD+ Funds in Cameroon: Learning from the Redistribution of Annual Forestry Fees
10a.b Irmeli Mustalahti REDD+ Benefit Sharing Mechanisms: Does the Institutional Choices Make a Difference in Equity
10a.c Raymond Achu Samndong Political economy analysis of REDD+ governance process in the DRC: implication for REDD+ pilot project development and implementation
10a.d Rocio Hiraldo Shaping local democracy through external intervention: evidence from a clean development mechanism project in Senegal

 

Panel 11: Adaptation talk: the spread of the term “adaptation” beyond major UN languages

Room: 411 IAB

Paper Author Title
11a Sara de Wit Translating Back and Forth the Climate: Traditional Rulers in the Fight Against Climate Change- A case study of the Bamenda Grassfields, Cameroon
11b David McDermott Hughes The vulnerability defense: Narratives of innocence under climate change
11c Susan Nysingh The Yasuní-ITT initiative; Dreaming of Keeping Oil in the Soil
11d Rita Brara Social Scales and Climate Change: An Analysis of Cartoons
11e Amir Jina Problematic perceptions: Do farmers in developing countries accurately perceive climatic changes?
11f Sonia Leonard The language of climate change adaptation: The importance of working with Indigenous languages as a capacity building tool for effective adaptation

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch

Room: IAB, Student Lounge, 6th Floor

1:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Session 5

Panel 9b: Causal Structures of vulnerability: An Analysis of Multiple stressors in climate adaptation

Room: 404 IAB

Paper Author Title
9b.a Fabiano Toni Land tenure security, common property and vulnerability to climate change in the Brazilian Semi-Arid
9b.b Mogens Buch-Hansen Different ways in decreasing vulnerability to increased climate variability and extremes
9b.c Jacki Schirmer Who will need to adapt? Identifying the human communities impacted by changes in access to natural resources
9b.d Melis Ece Fixing the Children of the Terroir: Politics of Access to Land atthe Northern Periphery of the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal
9b.e Sara Statham Inuit Food Security: Vulnerability of the traditional food system to climatic extremes during winter 2010/2011 in Iqaluit, Nunavut

 

Panel 10b: Climate Arena, Multi-scale Arrangements and the Sharing of the Public Space in Africa

Room: 410 IAB

Paper Author Title
10b.a Emmanuel Marfo Democratic representation in crisis: Accommodation or subversion of local authorities under REDD+ interventions in Ghana
10b.b Phil Rene Oyono and Floribert Ntungila The Symbolics of Recognition in Multi-Scale Natural Resources Management Arrangements
10b.c Robert Mbeche Premise of Democratic Decentralisation in climate change interventions in Uganda: False promise of representation?

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Coffee

Room: Outside Altschul Auditorium

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Roundtable Plenary

The Future of ICARUS II: Thematic Groups

Room: Altschul Auditorium

Sunday May 20th:

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Session 6

Panel 12: Adaptation, Water, and Scale

Room: 404 IAB

Paper Author Title
12a Benjamin Sultan The ESCAPE project: an interdisciplinary exploration of past and future environmental changes in Africa
12b Glory Manambowoh Lueong Water Resources and Vulnerability Structures in Sudano-Sahelian Cameroon
12c Gabriela de la Mora A metropolitan approach of environmental governance: natural protected areas conservation and climate change
12d Jayanath Ananda Groundwater Management in the face of uncertainty and change: Institutional barriers adaptive learning

 

Panel 13: Local Institutions and Adaptation

Room: 410 IAB

Paper Author Title
13a Wangchuck Dorji Community Forestry for Climate Change Adaptation in Bhutan
13b Lisa Dilling, Krister Andersson, Ashwin Ravikumar, Courtenay Brown Local adaptation strategies: Perceptions and responses to hazards by municipalities in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah
13c Kristin Lacy Making adaptation happen in forest communities: Linking development, adaptation and mitigation

 

Panel 14: Metrics and Evaluation of Adaptation Plans and Projects

Room: 411 IAB

Paper Author Title
14a Nicolina Lamhauge, Elisa Lanzi, and Shardul Agrawala Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation: Lessons from development co-operation agencies
14b Pamela McElwee, Hue Le, Tuyen Nghiem, and Huong Vu Assessing adaptation pathways in climate-vulnerable Vietnam
14c Catherine Vaughan and Suraje Dessai Assessing the Value of Climate Services for Adaptation: A review of methods, tools and metrics
14d Beth Bee Who reaps what is sown? A feminist analysis of climate change adaptation in central Mexico

11:00 am to 11:30 pm

Coffee

Room: Outside Altschul Auditorium

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Closing Plenary

The Future of ICARUS III: The Next Steps

Room: Altschul Auditorium