Policy Information Brief 4: Sustainable rural communities under climate change

Policy Information Brief 4: Sustainable and thriving rural communities under 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 policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the challenges rural communities face… 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

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 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 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 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

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 6 – Elected representatives

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 6 – Elected representatives Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that elected representatives (mayors, councillors and ministers) face in preparing for a climate changed future. Climate change has the potential to impact many aspects of life and business in Australia. The severity and rate of climate change will… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 3 – Planners

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 3 – Planners Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that planners face in preparing for a climate changed future. Climate change has the potential to impact many aspects of life and business in Australia. Planners are very skilled at looking ahead, to the challenges of the future. Although… Read More

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary Authors: Jon Kellett and David NessYear: 2011 This factsheet summarizes the findings of a project carried out in order to test if: (i) there are regions of Australia, defined by their location, that currently experience climatic conditions which are indicative of future climates elsewhere, and (ii) if these conditions… Read More