Australia

National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy

Executive
Strategy
Adaptation Framework
Passed in 2015
The National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy provides an overview of how Australia is managing climate risks, and identifies a set of principles to guide effective adaptation measures and resilience building. The strategy complements Australia's commitments to reduce GHG emissions to 26-28 % by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
 
 
 
 
 
The Strategy defines national climate resilience as having three main elements: "global action to reduce emissions; effective adaptation research, planning and action at the national and sub-national levels; and programmes to limit or remove other human pressures on systems affected by climate change" (p.13).
 
 
 
 
The Strategy includes a wide range of adaptation and resilience initiatives across key sectors, among others: coasts; cities and the built environment; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; water resources; natural ecosystems; health and wellbeing; and disaster risk management. It proposes four main priorities to guide engagement with business and civil society:
 



  • Understand & communicate - improve understanding and awareness of climate change risks, and find the most effective options to manage the risks and their optimal timing;


  • Plan & act - assess risks and available options, plan and implement responses to climate change risks;




  • Collaborate & learn - cooperate to identify and remove barriers to action, identify emerging risks and interdependencies, and share learning and successes.



from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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