CoastAdapt website

CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework developed by NCCARF to support adaptation to coastal climate change and sea-level rise. CoastAdapt includes tools and information on the science of climate change, risks, effective response options, and likely costs of action. It makes use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the… Read More

Handbook CATLoG: Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments. Prioritising climate change adaptation investments for local governments with particular focus on extreme events

Handbook CATLoG: Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments. Prioritising climate change adaptation investments for local governments with particular focus on extreme events Authors: Stefan Trück, Supriya Mathew, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Ros Taplin, Tim Keighley and WoonChoo ChinYear: 2013 This handbook was developed to assist users of an Excel-spreadsheet based tool (CATLoG) developed for local… Read More

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study Authors: Michael Dunlop, Hannah Parris, Paul Ryan and Frederieke KroonYear: 2013 Under significant levels of climate change many of the current approaches to conservation (such as maintaining community types in their current locations) will become increasingly difficult and ineffective. This project developed three adaptation propositions about managing biodiversity that… Read More

Prioritising naturalised plant species for threat assessment: Developing a decision tool for managers

Prioritising naturalised plant species for threat assessment: Developing a decision tool for managers Authors: Lesley Hughes, Paul Downey, Daisy Englert Duursma, Rachael Gallagher, Stephen Johnson, Michelle Leishman, Erin Roger, Peter Smith and Jackie SteelYear: 2013 This research project has produced a web-based decision-support tool (www.weedfutures.net) that provides end-users with the ability to interrogate individual profiles… Read More

Valuing adaptation under rapid change

Valuing adaptation under rapid change Authors: Roger Jones, Celeste Young, John Handmer, Adriana Keating, Gayathri Mekala and Peter SheehanYear: 2013 Orthodox economics is not well suited to the deep uncertainty faced under climate change as the models tend make the world (and outcomes) simpler than it is by smoothing over variations. In need of a… Read More

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate. Work Package 3 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate. Work Package 3 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series Authors: Daniel Kong, Sujeeva Setunge, Tom Molyneaux, Guomin Zhang and David LawYear: 2013 An analysis of simulated deterioration of port infrastructure under 6 different climate change scenarios suggest that while… Read More

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities Authors: Margaret Loughnan, Nigel Tapper, Thu Phan, Kellie Lynch and Judith McInnesYear: 2013 Heatwaves in Australia have a greater negative impact on population health than any other natural hazard. A mapping ‘tool’ for population vulnerability to extreme heat events was… Read More

Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences

Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences Authors: Anna Lukasiewicz, C. Max Finlayson and Jamie PittockYear: 2013 The ‘Climate Change Adaptation Catchment Assessment Framework’ tool – an ecosystems-based approach to climate change adaptation – was developed for use by regional management bodies to assess natural resource management (NRM) actions… Read More

Decision-making for climate change adaptation

Decision-making for climate change adaptation: A systems thinking approach Author: Kambiz MaaniYear: 2013 This report examines 5 broad groups of Systems Thinking Tools in terms of their application in climate change adaptation decision making: Problem Framing and Scoping Tools, Qualitative/Conceptual Tools, Quantitative Tools Scenario thinking/planning tools, Organisational Learning. Guides for Systems Thinking Tool Selection and… Read More

Adapted future landscapes: From aspiration to implementation

Adapted future landscapes: From aspiration to implementation Authors: Wayne Meyer, Brett Bryan, Greg Lyle, Josie Mclean, Travis Moon, Mark Siebentritt, David Summers and Sam WellsYear: 2013 This project sought to integrate a stakeholder engagement process called envisioning with the development of a web based planning interface called the Landscape Futures Analysis Tool (LFAT). The LFAT… Read More