Information Manual 5: Planning approaches and instruments for adaptation

Authors: Barbara Norman and Nicole Gurran
Year: 2016

This manual provides readily accessible guidance to users on planning for the impacts of climate change including sea level rise, extreme events (storms, fire, flood,) and some of the challenges of living with a warmer coastal environment (heat, drought). It outlines the state of play, the national context, the current key approaches and planning instruments that can be employed when developing coastal adaptation strategies at the sub national level (state, regional, and local). The manual also describes case studies that point to leading strategies for building coastal resilience and adaptation options. It concludes with some key messages for planning for coastal climate in coastal Australia.

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