What are the key climate adaptation challenges for Australia?
Participants at the Adaptation Challenges Workshop - a side-event to the 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference – identified some of the key challenges facing Australia in moving beyond a sectoral approach to adaptation, and developing a national integrated response.
Adapting energy in urban areas
Managing energy systems in a rapidly growing region like South East Queensland requires understanding the patterns of electricity demand.
+4ºC scenarios for Australia's future climate
The impacts on Australia of a 4ºC increase in average annual temperatures – including major reductions in annual rainfall in southern Australia, marked increases in evaporation nationwide and reduced snow cover in alpine regions – were presented today by CSIRO's Dr Penny Whetton at the Four Degrees climate change conference in Melbourne.
Safeguarding future health in Australian cities
Protecting urban Australians from a range of health risks associated with global warming is the focus of a new research cluster launched today in Cairns at the 2011 National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Conference.