Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Queensland

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Queensland: A synthesis of climate change adaptation research Year: 2013Author: AECOM (Jennifer Cane, Laura Cacho, Nicolas Dircks and Peter Steele) Designed to inform policymakers and other interested parties of relevant climate adaptation research for Queensland, this report draws together and presents key findings and lessons from individual NCCARF research reports and… Read More

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in New South Wales

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in New South Wales: A synthesis of climate change adaptation research Year: 2013Author: AECOM (Jennifer Cane, Laura Cacho, Nicolas Dircks and Peter Steele) Designed to inform policymakers and other interested parties of relevant climate adaptation research for New South Wales (NSW), this report draws together and presents key findings and lessons from individual… Read More

Creating a climate for food security: The businesses, people and landscapes in food production

Creating a climate for food security: The businesses, people and landscapes in food production Authors: Angela Wardell-Johnson, Nasir Uddin, Nazrul Islam, Tanmoy Nath, Brian Stockwell and Christine SladeYear: 2013 Without intervention strategies to build viability and support, farm businesses are more likely to fail as a consequence of climate change. This research indicates the importance… Read More

Heat-Ready: Heatwave awareness, preparedness and adaptive capacity in aged care facilities in three Australian states

Heat-Ready: Heatwave awareness, preparedness and adaptive capacity in aged care facilities in three Australian states: New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia Authors: Deborah Black, Craig Veitch, Leigh Wilson and Alana HansenYear: 2013 Planning for the health effects of extreme heat in elderly residents is critical to ensure wellness in this population group is maintained.… Read More

Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change

Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change Author: Paul Burton, Kristen Lyons, Carol Richards, Marco Amati, Nicholas Rose, Lotus Des Fours, Victor Pires and Rochelle BarclayYear: 2013 Extreme weather events are the main source of major disruptions to urban food supplies. Viability and productivity of existing food production systems is also likely to be… Read More

Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities

Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities Authors: Alana Hansen, Peng Bi, Arthur Saniotis, Monika Nitschke, Jill Benson, Yan Tan, Val Smyth, Leigh Wilson and Gil-Soo HanYear: 2013 Certain cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic factors can affect the vulnerability of particular individuals to climate change. This project studied culturally and… Read More

Living change: Adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs

Living change: Adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs Authors: Ralph Horne, Andrew Martel, Paula Arcari, Denise Foster and Audrey McCormackYear: 2013 Since recent government-funded refurbishments and provision of new housing, Aboriginal residents in Alice Springs’ town camps have changed their heating and cooling practices to include both passive… Read More

Policy Guidance Brief:Managing heatwave impacts under climate change

Policy Guidance Brief:Managing heatwave impacts under climate change Author: NCCARFYear: 2013 Extreme heat events, or heatwaves, have killed more Australians in the past 200 years than any other climate hazard, and have caused major economic disruptions. Climate change will increase the exposure of Australian communities, buildings and infrastructure to longer and more intense heatwaves. This… Read More

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities Authors: Margaret Loughnan, Nigel Tapper, Thu Phan, Kellie Lynch and Judith McInnesYear: 2013 Heatwaves in Australia have a greater negative impact on population health than any other natural hazard. A mapping ‘tool’ for population vulnerability to extreme heat events was… Read More