Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in South Australia: A synthesis of climate change adaptation research
Author: AECOM (Jennifer Cane, Laura Cacho and Nicolas Dircks)
Designed to inform policymakers and other interested parties of relevant climate adaptation research for South Australia (SA), this report draws together and presents key findings and lessons from individual NCCARF research reports and a selection of other supporting studies identified through a literature review. The main themes utilised in this synthesis are increasing resilience and adaptive capacity; learning from experience; costing, financing and funding adaptation; limits and barriers to adaptation; maladaptation; and the timing and scale of adaptation. A description of current and future climate conditions for SA is included, as well as the state’s expected climate change impacts by sector, and current adaptation priorities and activities. It concludes by summarizing SA’s main adaptation challenges, policy implications and key lessons for decision makers.