NCCARF has used case studies to demonstrate the importance of adaptation, give examples of best practices and share lessons learned from those who have already undertaken adaptation. We have three categories of case studies.
Adaptation Good Practice (AGP) case studies
To help practitioners learn from the experience of others, the Adaptation Good Practice (AGP) project was designed to provide tangible, practical, real-life examples of adaptation processes and activities throughout Australia.
Sixteen exemplar case studies of AGP were produced to help guide future actions. They cover different levels of government and industry, approaches at a variety of spatial scales, and initiatives being taken at different phases of adaptation research, planning and implementation.
Historical case studies of extreme events
These are case studies of recent extreme weather events in Australia, their impacts, the accompanying response and recovery, and the lessons that can be learned for adaptation to future climate change.
Although the parallels are not exact, understanding community, institutional and governance responses to climate events, and their interactions, is informative of the conditions that determine the success or failure of climate change adaptation strategies. These case studies looked at seven historical extreme events including Cyclone Tracy, the 2009 heat waves in southern Australia and the northern Queensland floods of 2008. The outcome is a set of freestanding case studies that together provide in-depth explorations of our knowledge of present-day adaptation, vulnerabilities and resilience to climate variability and change.
CoastAdapt case studies
CoastAdapt featured a compendium of case studies from Australia and abroad, illustrating what coastal managers and decision makers are doing to adapt to a changing climate. They describe real-world adaptation planning and actions and provide insights into lessons learned, effective strategies and potential pitfalls. The case studies in CoastAdapt were organised under 13 categories to help you find something to match your interests. There are brief snapshots, longer full case studies and engaging videos.
|Kakadu – Vulnerability to climate change impacts|
|The Sydney Coastal Councils Group experience: prioritising coastal adaptation options at the local level|
|Flood Re in the UK|
|National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), USA|
|North Norfolk Pathfinder project|
|The UK Coastal Change Pathfinder Programme|