Policy Information Brief 5: Adapting Australia’s trade and aid to climate change

Policy Information Brief 5: Adapting Australia’s trade and aid policies to climate change Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level information and advice designed for use by policy makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief deals with the… Read More

Policy Information Brief 2: Climate ready cities

Policy Information Brief 2: Climate ready cities Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the challenge of adapting Australias major cities to be climate… Read More

Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development

Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the option of realising northern development through climate adaptation.… Read More

Policy Information Brief 1: Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef

Title: Policy Information Brief 1: Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 About: NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy- makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the challenge of… Read More

Synthesis Summary 5: Community resilience and vulnerability

Synthesis Summary 5: Community resilience and vulnerability Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 What are the impacts of climate change on communities and community vulnerability, and why do we need to adapt? This summary provides a synthesis of available evidence around adaptation options and discusses how this new research knowledge might help address key adaptation policy challenges. For… Read More

Synthesis Summary 3: Cyclones and windstorms

Synthesis Summary 3: Cyclones and windstorms Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This summary deals with cyclones and windstorms, which affect Australia every year, causing millions of dollars in damage. In future, the storm surge is likely to be an increasing hazard in coastal areas as sea levels rise. Cyclones may become less frequent, but those that do… Read More

Synthesis Summary 4: Bushfire

Synthesis Summary 4: Bushfire Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This summary deals with bushfires. Bushfires are extremely unpredictable climate-related events. They already pose a significant threat to life and property. Adapting to an increased risk will mean improving existing preparedness and response activities. The summary outlines the research findings around the impacts of and adaptation responses to… Read More

Synthesis Summary 1: Heat and heatwaves

Synthesis Summary 1: Heat and heatwaves Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This summary addresses adaptation to more frequent and intense episodes of extreme heat. Heatwaves are Australias deadliest climate events, but this is not always reflected in media and community responses. Projections show we can expect more frequent and hotter extreme hot days and nights and, as… Read More

Synthesis Summary 2: Floods

Synthesis Summary 2: Floods Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This summary deals with floods and flooding. Floods are costly and devastating. Many parts of Australia are exposed to flooding but are poorly adapted to withstand the associated impacts. Climate change will increase the risks in some areas through higher rainfall totals, more intense rainfall and/or increased risk… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 5 – Local government executive

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 5 – Local government executive Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that engineers face in preparing for a climate changed future. Local councils will be at the frontline of responding to climate change threats. They may experience climate change impacts across the whole organisation with potential for costly… Read More