Development of climate change adaptation plan for the Emergency Management Sector in Queensland (EM-SAP)

We are inviting stakeholders with an interest in climate change and the emergency management sector to participate in an on-line survey or in a face to face workshop.  The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) has engaged the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to develop an Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan (EM-SAP) under the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS) 2017-2030.  To develop the EM-SAP, QFES is partnering with the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).

We invite relevant stakeholders from state, district and local level disaster management groups, Government Departments, Local Government, Emergency Service Organisations, volunteer organisations, public and private infrastructure operators, research and academia to be involved in consultation. Consultation includes an online survey and face-to-face workshops in following locations (Registration for the workshops can be done by clicking on the name of the city

A discussion paper provides a background to the project and includes the following sections:

  • Part A: a snapshot of the project;
  • Part B: a brief policy framework of emergency management in Queensland and its cross cutting relevance with other sectors;
  • Part C: a succinct review of what is known about climate change in Queensland, identification of scientific and Government data sources for understanding climate change and sector impacts;
  • Part D: an overview of the consultation process to engage with relevant stakeholders of this sector via survey and workshops.
  • References and Glossary

Download the complete discussion paper

The approach for developing the EM-SAP is to find out from stakeholders what they see as both the challenges and the opportunities for the sector /their organisations, in relation to climate adaptation, and how their actions may impact on communities they serve. In order to get your insights and feedback, we have designed an online survey. Your feedback through this survey will inform the direction and development of the EM-SAP. If you want to read the questions before completing the survey, you can download the survey from here.

Please discuss the EM-SAP with your colleagues and encourage them also to respond to the survey by Friday 20th May 2018.

For any questions or to submit survey responses via email, contact the QFES SAP Coordinator via