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Carbon, biodiversity and regional natural resource planning: towards high impact next generation plans

Given the increased importance of adaptation debates in global climate negotiations, pressure to achieve biodiversity, food and water security through managed landscape-scale adaptation will likely increase across the globe over the coming decade. In parallel, emerging market-based, terrestrial greenhouse gas abatement programs present a real...
Report

Climate adaption in regional mining values chains: A case-study of the Goldfields-Esperance Region, Western Australia

Climate change poses a potential range of threats and opportunities for mining regions around Australia. Recent studies have suggested that mine operations as well as the related infrastructure, businesses and communities associated with mining, may be affected by flooding, drought, bushfires, storms, and sea level...
Conference paper

Climate change adaptation in the Murray-Darling Basin: Reducing resilience of wetlands with engineering

Conflict over water allocations and the need to adapt to climate change in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin has resulted in decision makers choosing engineering interventions to use water more 'efficiently' for wetlands conservation. We review a range of policy and infrastructure adaptation measures implemented in the...
Journal article

Climate change and food security: health impacts in developed countries

Background: Anthropogenic climate change will affect global food production, with uncertain consequences for human health in developed countries. Objectives: We investigated the potential impact of climate change on food security (nutrition and food safety) and the implications for human health in developed countries. Methods: Expert...
Journal article

Climate Change and Regional Communities: Towards Sustainable Community Behaviour in Ballarat

This paper presents the findings of two surveys conducted on behalf of BREAZE, a Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions community group in the Ballarat region. The research presented in this study was designed to identify the group's effectiveness in supporting its members to achieve zero...
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Climate Change in Regional Australia: Social Learning and Adaptation

In this book are case studies of community level approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation covering communities and governance, farming communities, economics and water. The cases are based on research being undertaken across Australian communities and show how a social learning approach can bring...
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Climate change, variability and conservation impacts in Australia

Australian conservation scientists, managers and decision makers must come to grips with anthropogenic climate change, imposed upon an already variable regional climate system. Pre- and postinstrumental records and climate proxies indicate that Australia has experienced wet and dry cycles over intradecadal to millennial time scales...
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Climate change 2007: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report describes progress in understanding of the human and natural drivers of climate change, observed climate change, climate processes and attribution, and estimates of projected future climate change. It builds upon past IPCC assessments and...
Journal article

Ecosystem-based adaptation in marine ecosystems of tropical Oceania in response to climate change

Tropical Oceania, including Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and northern Australia, is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Climate change impacts have already occurred in the region and will become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and people. Climate projections indicate that sea...
Report

Decisions Made by Farmers that Relate to Climate Change

This RIRDC paper reports on a study of 4,000 Australian farmers. It examines factors that are associated with decisions they may or may not make to adapt to risks posed by climate change. The report reveals that a majority of farmers are simply focusing on...