Summary: National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management

Media type: 
Fact sheets
National Adaptation Research Plans (NARP)
Author/s: 
Tony Pearce (Chair)
John Handmer
John Higgins
David King
Jan McDonald
Frank Pagano
John Schneider
Penny Whetton
Marie Waschka (NCCARF Secretariat)
Frank Stadler (NCCARF Secretariat)
Institution/s: 
Emergency Management Australia
RMIT University
Department of Climate Change
James Cook University
Griffith University
Emergency Management Queensland
Geoscience Australia
CSIRO
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2010

This is a summary of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Emergency Management, developed in 2010 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on emergency management.

This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of natural disasters including cyclones, storms, droughts, heat waves, bushfires and flooding. Varying degrees of uncertainty remain about projections for specific hazards. Emergency management organisations are on society’s front line in preparing for such events, in preventing the worst forms of damage and harm when they occur and in managing post-event recovery.

Please cite this publication as:
Pearce, T, Handmer, J, Higgins, J, King, D, McDonald, J, Pagano, F, Schneider, J & Whetton, P 2009, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Emergency Management - Summary, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 4pp.

Related publications

Revised 2012: National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management 

Update Report 2012: National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management

Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Emergency Management 2012

Emergency Management and Climate Change: An Updated Review of the Literature 2009-2012

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Emergency Management

View the full suite of Emergency Management NARP projects here.

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