Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPoloczanska, E, Booth, T, Carter, B, Dekeyser, S, Roiko, A, Wang, X, Wong, C, Martin, T
Date Published04/2012
InstitutionNational Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
CityGold Coast
ISBN Number978-1-925039-93-1
KeywordsAustralia, built environment, DPSIR, human health, impacts, natural systems, synthesis and integrative research, workshops

The iClimate project conducted a review of climate change impacts and adaptation literature for Australia during 2010‐2011 covering natural and managed ecosystems, human health and well‐being, and human built environments, industry and infrastructure. Although we did not review information for New Zealand, we include discussion on New Zealand where information was uncovered. The information was synthesized into ‘statements ‘ ‐ in a user‐friendly and efficient form to underpin adaptation planning in Australia and preparation of the Australasia chapter of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (due 2014). Statements focused on observed and projected impacts of climate change with particular emphasis on information published since the end of 2006 i.e. new literature since the publication of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report. 

The project developed a web‐based database called iClimate which presents the statements and underlying publications in a searchable form. Statements are fully references and presented in user‐friendly language and be searched by assigned categories, author or key words.