National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan
NCCARF developed a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Emergency Management 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.
The development of this Plan was led by the following drafting team:
- Mr Tony Pearce (Emergency Management Australia) (Chair)
- Professor John Handmer (RMIT)
- Dr John Higgins (DCCEE)
- Associate Professor David King (James Cook University)
- Professor Jan McDonald (NCCARF)
- Mr Frank Pagano (Emergency Management Queensland)
- Dr John Schneider (Geoscience Australia)
- Dr Penny Whetton (CSIRO)