Authors: Elvira Poloczanska, Trevor Booth, Bill Carter, Stijn Dekeyser, Anne Roiko, Xiaoming Wang, Cynthia Wong and Tara Martin
The iClimate project reviewed climate change impacts and adaptation literature for Australia during 2010-2011 (with additional discussion on New Zealand where relevant). The review encompassed research on a broad range of topics and areas within the sectors of natural and managed ecosystems, human health and well being; and human built environments, industry and infrastructure. The DPISR framework (Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Responses) was used to identify a causal chain leading to an impact or response. This information can help to establish a basis for developing policy-relevant indicators. The information was synthesized into user friendly ‘statements’ storylines tracing the impacts and consequences of climate change.