NCCARF developed a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Human Health in 2009 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 human health.
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 poses direct and indirect risks to human health. Direct risks include physical injury and deaths arising from extreme events such as bushfires, floods and heat waves. Indirect risks include geographic shifts in the range of infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, and mental and physical health consequences from social and economic disruption and dislocation due to prolonged drought.
|Update Report 2012: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health|
|Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Human Health 2012|
|National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health – First edition|
|Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health – First edition|