A beta version of CoastAdapt – an on-line tool designed to assist d ecision-makers to manage risks associated with climate change – has been launched on a trial basis and is now ‘live’ The tool has been developed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and incorporates input from 700 coastal decision-makers, practitioners … Continue reading CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’
Bookings are now open for the 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference – to be held at Rockingham, Western Australia, from 4 to 6 May.
Representatives of Australian coastal councils and other coastal stakeholders attending the Australian Coastal Councils Conference from 4 to 6 May, 2016, issued a conference communiqué calling on the Australian Government to establish a national collaborative effort to secure a sustainable future for the Australian coastal zone. The communiqué points out that the coast is one … Continue reading Coastal councils call for national approach to managing Australian coastal zone
Sea level rise could be much higher than previously projected by the end of this century, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Penn State University, warns that sea level could increase by up to 2 metres by 2100 if … Continue reading New study finds sea level rise could be much higher by 2100
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Australian Coastal Awards. The winners to be announced at the 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Rockingham, Western Australia, on Thursday 5 May, 2016.
A study conducted by researchers at University College London has found that population growth in coastal areas can lead to major increases in exposure to extreme weather events. Professor Georgina Mace, who led the study, said governments around the world had failed to grasp the risk that rapidly growing populations in coastal cities face the … Continue reading Climate Change Poses Increased Risk to Coastal Cities – UK Study
An alliance of major business, union, environment, investor and social organisations has been formed with the objective of ‘putting the climate policy debate on common ground and offering a way forward’. The alliance, called the Australian Climate Roundtable, includes The Australian Aluminium Council, The Australian Conservation Foundation, The Australian Council of Social Service, The ACTU, … Continue reading Powerful Alliance Formed To Promote Common Ground on Climate Change
Lisa Neville MP, Victoria’s Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, told delegates at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference that the Andrews Government is committed to improving the state’s coastal management. “Firstly, we are looking at how we best manage our coastal assets,” she said. “96 per cent of Victoria’s coast is in public … Continue reading Victorian Government Committed to Improve Coastal Management
A Special General Meeting of members of the National Sea Change Taskforce, held on 12 March in conjunction with the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, resolved to change the name of the organization. The members in attendance voted unanimously to change the name to the Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc. The change is scheduled to come … Continue reading Special General Meeting Votes to Adopt New Name
The most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s future climate produced in the past decade warns that the nation could be headed for a rise in average temperature of 1.3°C by 2030 and between 2.8°C and 5.1°C by the year 2090. The Natural Resource Management report, prepared by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, notes that most … Continue reading New Report Warns Climate Change Will Hit Hard in Australia