Barriers and drivers to Australian water utilities’ adaptation to climate change
The water sector is increasingly facing unprecedented challenges and disruptive change, as are many other sectors of the economy. The partial privatisation of water assets is just the beginning of this process and climate change impacts will exacerbate all these challenges. Action needs to be...
Alternative food networks and opportunities for transformation towards a sustainable and resilient urban food system
Food systems are suffering from pressures related to population growth, increased urbanisation, climate change, and resource scarcity. These pressures are exacerbated by globalisation, with consumers concentrated in urban areas while producers are dispersed across rural areas that are often remote or even in different countries...
The adaptation roller-coaster: planning for climate change on the Gold Coast, Queensland
With over half a million people, the Gold Coast is currently the sixth largest city in Australia and one of the most rapidly developing urban areas in the country. Unfortunately, it is also highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and has been hard...
Environmental sustainability: a case of policy implementation failure?
For a generation, governments around the world have been committed to sustainable development as a policy goal. This has been supported by an array of new policies ranging from international agreements, to national strategies, environmental laws at many levels of government, regional programs, and local...
The tide is high: evaluating climate change adaptation and disaster resilience at the local level
This paper reviews the institutional context of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts in addressing urban resilience to climate-related disasters.