NCCARF developed a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Emergency Management in 2010 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on emergency management.
This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of natural disasters including cyclones, storms, droughts, heat waves, bushfires and flooding. Varying degrees of uncertainty remain about projections for specific hazards. Emergency management organisations are on society’s front line in preparing for such events, in preventing the worst forms of damage and harm when they occur and in managing post-event recovery.
|National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management (Revised 2012)|