CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’

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’

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Coastal councils call for national approach to managing Australian coastal zone

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

Climate Change Poses Increased Risk to Coastal Cities – UK Study

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

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Special General Meeting Votes to Adopt New Name

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

Coastal Erosion the ‘Major Coastal Issue of the Century’

Lack of adequate policy guidelines and a funding source to deal with coastal erosion is emerging as the most difficult issue currently facing coastal councils. Most of the councils that nominated issues to be considered in the Coastal Issues Exchange at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference put coastal erosion at or near the top … Continue reading Coastal Erosion the ‘Major Coastal Issue of the Century’

New Report Warns Climate Change Will Hit Hard in Australia

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

Report Aims to help SA Councils Prepare for Sea Level Rise

A new report into managing the impact of seas level rise has been released by the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) and the Coast Protection Board. The report, Defining the Sea Level Rise Problem in South Australia, was co-funded by the State Government, Local Government Association and the Coast Protection Board and is … Continue reading Report Aims to help SA Councils Prepare for Sea Level Rise

Queensland Deputy Premier Orders Removal of Climate Change-derived Sea Level Rises from Council’s Regional Plan

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has intervened to force the removal of all references to climate change-derived sea level rises from the regional plan of Moreton Bay Regional Council, a decision experts say could have wide ramifications. In a letter to the council dated November 28, Mr Seeney wrote: "I direct council to amend its … Continue reading Queensland Deputy Premier Orders Removal of Climate Change-derived Sea Level Rises from Council’s Regional Plan