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This twelve-month study was commissioned by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) to examine the potential for Learning from Regional Climate Analogues through selected target communities in Australia. The underlying assumption is that communities reflect their prevailing climate in the way that they...
A proper coastal management requires an accurate estimation of sea level trends locally and globally. It is claimed that the sea levels are rising following an exponential growth since the 1990s, and because of that coastal communities are facing huge challenges. Many local governments throughout...
This report assesses whether it would be socially desirable to provide enhanced post-cyclone emergency services in towns such as Cairns.
One means of addressing the issue is to estimate the net social benefit that would accrue to Cairns residents. Focus groups of residents identified...
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres reviewed how a low-carbon future is a trend which recognises that everyone, every nation and every sector of society holds part of the solution to solving a global problem.
This report aims to identify priority needs over the next few years in developing knowledge on how governments, businesses and communities can best adapt to climate change risks.
Development of National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plans is a key function of NCCARF. These Plans...
Margot Adlerof NPR looks into the newly popular computer and phone applications that are being created as a means of locating migrating birds.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author.
Since the age of 20, he’s dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. Speaking at the Wheeler Centre with Alexandra de Blas, Hawken discusses his work, his writing...
Richard Eckard examines how modern agriculture contributes to global warming and discusses ways of mitigating the problem. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
This draft report was released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the public inquiry into Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation.
Climate change adaptation is action by households, firms, other organisations and governments to respond to the impacts of climate change that...
In Australia the body of knowledge of likely scenarios of climate change impact over the next few decades has increased significantly in both its robustness and level of detail. The Climate Commission’s (2011) report on The Critical Decade: Climate Science, Risks and Responses summarises the...