Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 5 – Local government executive

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 5 – Local government executive Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that engineers face in preparing for a climate changed future. Local councils will be at the frontline of responding to climate change threats. They may experience climate change impacts across the whole organisation with potential for costly… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 6 – Elected representatives

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 6 – Elected representatives Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that elected representatives (mayors, councillors and ministers) face in preparing for a climate changed future. Climate change has the potential to impact many aspects of life and business in Australia. The severity and rate of climate change will… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 2 Finance Officer

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 2 Finance Officer Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that Finance Officers face in preparing for a climate changed future. Climate change has the potential to impact organisations, their assets, supply chains and stakeholders. Organisations need to consider the long-term costs and benefits to build a case for… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 3 – Planners

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 3 – Planners Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that planners face in preparing for a climate changed future. Climate change has the potential to impact many aspects of life and business in Australia. Planners are very skilled at looking ahead, to the challenges of the future. Although… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 4 – Engineers

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 4 – Engineers Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that engineers face in preparing for a climate changed future. Climate change will impact on physical structures, demand new designs and materials, and impact on the way we live in our cities and towns. Engineers have long been at… Read More

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 1: Community Services Organisations

Climate change adaptation: Briefing note 1: Community Services Organisations Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This briefing outlines the challenges that Community Service Organisations face in preparing for a climate changed future. Future climate change is likely to make extreme events (e.g. bushfires and floods) occur more often and/or to become more severe, so increasing the responsibilities of… Read More

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary Authors: Jon Kellett and David NessYear: 2011 This factsheet summarizes the findings of a project carried out in order to test if: (i) there are regions of Australia, defined by their location, that currently experience climatic conditions which are indicative of future climates elsewhere, and (ii) if these conditions… Read More

Living with Climate Change: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Factsheets for Australia: Human Health

Living with Climate Change: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Factsheets for Australia: Human Health Author: NCCARFYear: 2012 Australia experiences considerable climate variability, with periods of extreme dry weather, heat, drought and flood, all of which can lead to illness, disease, injury and death. While the health impacts of sudden extreme events in recent years has… Read More

Living with Climate Change: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Factsheets for Australia: Emergency Management

Living with Climate Change: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Factsheets for Australia: Emergency Management Author: NCCARF Year: 2012 Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of some extreme climatic events and natural disasters, including storms, droughts, heatwaves, bushfires and floods. Emergency management organisations are on society’s frontline in preparing for such events:… Read More

Living with Climate Change: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Factsheets for Australia: Settlements and Infrastructure

This factsheet provides a short summary of the potential climate change impacts on Australia’s cities and infrastructure. The local climate will influence the design requirements and function of infrastructure. While most settlements and infrastructure are designed for their local climate, this can break down under climate change (e.g. inadequate cooling in extreme heat, fire risk).… Read More