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

Policy Information Brief 1: Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef

Policy Information Brief 1: Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 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 challenge of supporting the… 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

Enhancing disaster resilience and adaptability

Enhancing disaster resilience and adaptability Authors: Helen Boon, Joanne Millar, David Lake, Alison Cottrell and David KingYear: 2012 This factsheet describes the implementation and findings of a project that examined the community resilience of four disaster impacted communities: Beechworth (bushfire) and Bendigo (drought) in Victoria and Ingham (flood) and Innisfail (cyclone) in Queensland.The resilience of… Read More

Flood and drought resilience lessons for the mining industry

Flood and drought resilience lessons for the mining industry Authors: Vigya Sharma, Shashi van de Graaff, Barton Loechel and Daniel FranksYear: 2012 This factsheet summarises key findings from a project that investigated coal mining operations in Queensland, and examined climate-influenced drought and flooding challenges relevant to the future viability of the industry and local communities.… Read More

Protecting structures from floodwater

Protecting structures from floodwater Authors: Matthew Mason, Emma Phillips, Tetsuya Okada & James O’BrienYear: 2012 This factsheet summarises the key findings from a project that analysed the damage to buildings in Queensland and Victoria following the 2010-11 eastern Australia floods. In the worst affected state, Queensland, 58 600 insurance claims accounted for $2.4 billion in… Read More

Limits to Climate Change Adaptation for Two Low-lying Communities in the Torres Strait

Limits to Climate Change Adaptation for Two Low-lying Communities in the Torres Strait Author: NCCARFYear: 2012 This factsheet summarises key findings from a case study on limits to adaptation for two low-lying communities in the Torres Strait. Boigu is one of the lowest lying inhabited Torres Strait islands, and already experiences inundation by the sea… Read More

Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef

Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Author: NCCARFYear: 2012 This factsheet summarises key findings from a case study on limits to adaptation on the Great Barrier Reef. In consultation with representatives of state and local government, the fishing and tourism industries, non-government, and scientific institutions, researchers used future scenarios to investigate… Read More

Key Findings: Storm Tides along East-Coast Australia

Key Findings: Storm Tides along East-Coast Australia Authors: Peter Helman, Christine Metusela, Frank Thomella and Rodger TomlinsonYear: 2010 This factsheet presents the key findings of a project conducted to understand adaptation lessons from a case study on the major storm tides and storm surges affecting Australias east coast during a particularly stormy period throughout the… Read More

Key Findings: The 2008 Floods in Queensland: Charleville and Mackay

Key Findings: The 2008 Floods in Queensland: Charleville and Mackay Author: Armando ApanYear: 2010 This factsheet presents the key findings of a project conducted to understand adaptation lessons from the 2008 Queensland floods in the towns of Charleville and Mackay. This case study found that in areas that are vulnerable to regular flooding, it is… Read More