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This report looks at climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk-management to draw new conclusions about the challenge we now face.
With Sustainability Victoria’s (SV’s) refocus on supporting the community to act on climate change, the need for reliable intelligence on current community attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and expectations of government in the area of climate change was needed to inform policy and program development.
This report presents the findings of all project evaluation activities carried out as part of the project ‘Enabling Gippsland Councils to integrate climate risk and adaptation into local and regional strategies’, which concluded in August 2016. The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University was...
The aim of this policy framework is to maximise the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of NSW in the context of a changing climate and current and emerging international and national policy settings and actions to address climate change. The framework:defines the NSW...
The Creating A Better Future For Melbourne seminar series focuses on five topics for robust discussion and thought provoking conversations. Details of the venue, date and time of each seminar are below.
Facilitator: Michael Short of ‘The Zone’
Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square...
When extreme weather events occur the Climate Commission is consistently asked questions about the link to climate change. This report unpacks our current knowledge about different types of extreme weather events: extreme temperatures, rainfall, drought, bushfires, storm surges, cyclones and storms.
Extreme heat events pose a risk to the health of all individuals, especially the elderly and the chronically ill, and are associated with an increased demand for healthcare services.
In order to address this problem, policy makers need information about temperatures above which mortality...
The objectives of this project are to examine the adaptive capacity of existing institutional arrangements in the National Electricity Market to existing and predicted climate change conditions. Specifically the project aims to:
1. identify climate change adaptation issues in the NEM;
The paper sets out a policy position on the role local government can play in moves towards a low carbon future, with findings reflecting a consensus view developed across a range of local government organisations.
This discussion paper considers the questions:What are...