Aim: Two related projects aimed to address climate change impacts on coastal communities in New Zealand, providing information, capability and tools to enable Māori to envisage economically sustainable adaptation strategies that would enhance and restore Māori cultural relationships to the coast, and develop Transition Action Plans to aid in the implementation of preferred Adaptation Strategies.
Aim: To find robust alternative ecosystem-based management strategies to meet environmental, economic and social objectives for the Australian southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery.
Aim: 1) to provide credible quantification of benefits, sustainability impacts and opportunities of biofuels, 2) to assess a range of emerging technology options, and 3) to provide reliable knowledge on which industry and government could base their decisions.
Aim: “Medical tourism” in Thailand generates substantial revenue from foreign patients and is promoted by the private health sector with political support from the government. Significant concerns arise, however, about competing demands on health workers and other resources leading to inadequate public health provision for the Thai population. A working group was established to find an appropriate balance between private and public demands on health resources and how the private and public health sectors can collaborate to improve the health of the Thai population.