Latest news from NCCARF - June 2018

NCCARF Adaptation Champions 2017-18

At this year's National Adaptation Conference, held in Melbourne May 8-10, NCCARF announced the winners of the Climate Adaptation Champions Awards for 2017-18. These Awards recognise the work of Australian people, businesses and governments leading the way in climate change adaptation.

We congratulate all the winners and are delighted to recognise them for their hard work and innovation. Please follow this link for more information

NCCARF community workshops in Kingborough and Mackay

NCCAF is organising two community workshops in early June in Kingborough (1st June) and Mackay (8th June) under the general title of ‘Climate change adaptation for a secure future: people and places. If you are interested in attending, please contact Marilee Campbell

Special Issue on Decision Support Tools for Adaptation

NCCARF is leading the production of a Special Issue of the journal Climatic Change on ‘Decision Support Tools for Climate Change’. You can see the papers that have already been published by following this link, and more will appear in the next few months. All the papers produced by NCCARF are open access, so you can download and read them for free. 

International news

Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference will go ahead in Cape Town in 18-21 June 2018. For more information, go to

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise.

NCCARF is currently developing a three year program (2014-17) to address the adaptation needs of decision makers and practitioners, especially in the coastal zone, as they deal with projected impacts such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, increasing risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, and increasing coastal erosion.

Based at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, NCCARF has a national focus across Australia to build resilience to climate change in government, NGOs and the private sector. For more information on our aims and activities, please look through the Project Plan, or contact

What is Adaptation?

In a world where climate impacts are increasingly observable and adaptation actions are increasingly required, we showcase leading impacts and adaptation research and explore the contribution of adaptation science to planning and policy making.



A range of information products, including research reports, fact sheets, data, presentations and other outputs from NCCARF's research programs are now available.


Practical knowledge for adaptation

NCCARF is developing a synthesis and communication program to condense and translate technical research information developed in its first phase into digestable communication products for a diverse audience of end users.


Adaptation Networks

NCCARF’s Adaptation Research Networks, hosted by universities across Australia, are a community of researchers and practitioners working together to progress climate change adaptation knowledge.