Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development

Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the option of realising northern development through climate adaptation.… Read More

Key Findings: Cyclone Tracy

Key Findings: Cyclone Tracy Authors: Matthew Mason and Katherine Haynes Years: 2010 This factsheet presents the key findings of a project conducted to understand adaptation lessons from Cyclone Tracy a Category 4 cyclone that destroyed Darwin in the Northern Territory on Christmas Day, 1974. This case study found that buildings with engineering input into their… Read More

Adaptation lessons from Cyclone Tracy

Adaptation lessons from Cyclone Tracy Authors: Matthew Mason, and Katharine HaynesYear: 2010 Cyclone Tracy was a Category 4 cyclone that devastated the city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory on Christmas morning, 1974. The direct hit by the cyclone resulted in particularly damaging impacts, including 71 deaths, 650 injuries and left 40,000 people homeless. 94%… Read More

Institutional response and Indigenous experiences of Cyclone Tracy

Institutional response and Indigenous experiences of Cyclone Tracy Authors: Katharine Haynes, Deanne K. Bird, Dean Carson, Steve Larkin and Matthew MasonYear: 2011 At the time of Cyclone Tracy in 1974, Darwin’s population included a substantial number of both permanent and transitory Aboriginal people (members of the Larrakia people and the Stolen Generation). This retrospective study… Read More

Living change: Adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs

Living change: Adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs Authors: Ralph Horne, Andrew Martel, Paula Arcari, Denise Foster and Audrey McCormackYear: 2013 Since recent government-funded refurbishments and provision of new housing, Aboriginal residents in Alice Springs’ town camps have changed their heating and cooling practices to include both passive… Read More

Adaptation of built environment induced increased intensity of natural hazards

Planning, building and insuring: Adaptation of built environment to climate change induced increased intensity of natural hazards Authors: David King, John Ginger, Stewart Williams, Alison Cottrell, Yetta Gurtner, Cam Leitch, David Henderson, Nandana Jayasinghe, Peter Kim, Kate Booth, Carl Ewin, Kenneth Innes, Keith Jacobs, Marianne Jago-Bassingthwaighte and Luke JacksonYear: 2013 Planning has been directed more… Read More

Indigenous climate change adaptation in the Kimberley region of North-western Australia. Learning from the past, adapting in the future: Identifying pathways to successful adaptation in Indigenous communities

Indigenous climate change adaptation in the Kimberley region of North-western Australia. Learning from the past, adapting in the future: Identifying pathways to successful adaptation in Indigenous communities Authors: Sonia Leonard, John Mackenzie, Frances Kofod, Meg Parsons, Marcia Langton, Peter Russ, Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Kristen Smith and Max SmithYear: 2013 This study developed a community-based framework for… Read More

Indigenous women’s preferences for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development to build capacity in the Northern Territory

Indigenous women’s preferences for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development to build capacity in the Northern Territory Authors: Lisa Petheram, Ann Fleming, Natasha Stacey and Anne PerryYear: 2013 In the Indigenous Australian community of South Goulburn Island in the Northern Territorys peoples preferences for adaptation usually concerned building general community capacity, drawing from customary knowledge,… Read More

Adapting our built environment to a changing climate

Adapting our built environment to a changing climate Authors: David King, John Ginger, Stewart Williams, Alison Cottrell, Yetta Gurtner, Cam Leitch, David Henderson, Nandana Jayasinghe, Peter Kim, Kate Booth, Carl Ewin, Kenneth Innes, Keith Jacobs, Marianne Jago-Bassingthwaighte and Luke JacksonYear: 2013 Global warming is projected to increase the impacts of climate-related natural hazards, especially floods… Read More

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in the Northern Territory

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in the Northern Territory: A synthesis of climate change adaptation research Year: 2013Author: AECOM (Jennifer Cane, Laura Cacho, Nicolas Dircks and Peter Steele) Designed to inform policymakers and other interested parties of relevant climate adaptation research for the Northern Territory, this report draws together and presents key findings and lessons from individual… Read More