What would a climate-adapted settlement look like in 2030? A case study of Inverloch and Sandy Point

The issue considered by this research report revolves around the broad themes or questions such as: what are we adapting to?; who or what adapts?; and, how does adaptation occur? The challenge that these questions create is that the concept of an adapted settlement encompasses both ‘visual’ and ‘process’ dimensions. Therefore, there is a need to understand how the settlement will decide what it wants to look like in a climate adapted world, and how the settlement is going to achieve this successful adaptation response by (and beyond) 2030.

Janet Stanley
Robert Birrell
Peter Brain
Marion Carey
Michelle Duffy
Scott Ferraro
Steb Fisher
David Griggs

Sea level rise impact on coastal development must now be taken into account

After 35 days of hearing, the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has delivered its most significant climate change adaptation decision yet. Rainbow Shores P/L v Gympie Regional Council & Ors sets a new precedent for decision makers considering development in the Queensland coastal zone. 

Mark Baker-Jones

Monitoring and Evaluation for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA)

A two-part webinar titled "Monitoring and Evaluation for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA): Unpacking the CARE PMERL and ARCAB approaches and their inter-connection" was developed with climate adaptation specialists related to CARE International's Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) and the Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) research program led by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and took place on Friday May 17 2013.

Tine Rossing

Mayor Bloomberg Presents "A Stronger, More Resilient New York"

Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Ambitious Proposal to Protect City Against the Effects of Climate Change to Build a Stronger, More Resilient New York.  The video below runs for approximately 55 mins.

New York City

Building resilient coastal communities and ecosystems

This Policy Guidance Brief deals with coastal management under climate change. It is built upon the experience of New South Wales, but is relevant to planning for the coastal zone throughout Australia. The policy guidance provided in this brief was developed at a regional workshop held in Northern NSW. The workshop was attended by policy makers and managers from NSW Government, several NSW Councils, Northern Rivers CMA, four academics working on Coastal Zone Management, Prof Bruce Thom (from Wentworth Group), and NCCARF staff.


Prioritising Coastal Adaptation Development Options for Local Development

This report provides a critical review of current and emerging issues for climate change adaptation in coastal areas with a specific focus on the implications for decision-making in local government.

Impacts of population change on vulnerability and the capacity to adapt to climate change and variability: a typology based on lessons from

This article describes and analyzes the impacts of population and demographic change on the vulnerability of communities to climate change and variability. It begins with a review of existing literature on the effects of population change on anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, the exposure of settlements to climate risks, and on the capacity to adapt to climate change.

ARCC Coordination Network

A useful UK-based resource. The Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate (ARCC) Coordination Network (ACN) was established in 2009 to facilitate networking between 14 EPSRC-funded projects focusing on climate change adaptation and the built environment. The ACN also offers opportunities to engage other researchers and stakeholders and provides opportunities for individual projects to share resources, data and results.