This project is suitable for an Honours or Master’s thesis, or be part of a larger PhD degree research program.

A number of international donors have in recent years shown great interest in implementing community-based climate change adaptation projects in the Pacific. This interest has seen a flurry of activity in Pacific communities to develop and implement on-ground activities in the hope of enhancing adaptive capacity. The impetus for this research would be to better understand the types of projects that have been implemented, assess their levels of success in safeguarding communities in the face of climate change, and provide a series of lessons that would benefit donors, communities and practitioners alike.

Stipend: Candidates for a PhD must obtain an Australian Postgraduate Award (or equivalent) through The University of Queensland.

Contact: Dr Karen McNamara