Vulnerability to Climate Change: Hunter & Central Coasts

This study assesses the vulnerability of the NSW Central Coast and Lower Hunter region (NSW) to the impacts of climate change. The primary objective was an interdisciplinary appraisal of the vulnerability of infrastructure and natural ecosystems to the impact of sea level rise, storm surge and intense rainfall. It uses climate change projections produced by the IPCC and CSIRO for the years 2030 and 2070. Under this scenario the projected value of sea level rise in 2030 is 146mm and in 2070 it is 471mm, relative to 1990 levels.

Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities: A Synthesis Report

This report explores the climate change risks of Manila, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. It shows that the three cities face considerable challenges with economic impacts from climate change ranging from 2% to 6% of regional GDP. It identifies extreme rainfall (with subsequent flooding and landslips) to be a serious threat.

The Garnaut Climate Change Review

The Garnaut Review us a useful read on Australian climate change issues, especially for carbon pricing and emission pathways.


Developing industry climate change adaptation strategies: A case study for the McLaren Vale viticulture and Fleurieu Peninsula oliveculture industries

Adpatation examples for the wine and olive industry in South Australia.  "This work involved a participatory approach, engaging and educating key stakeholders, and encouraged a two-way flow of information between growers, researchers, policy and planning organisations. The focus of the case study was to identify initial adaptation strategies and planning directions in response to high priority climate risks. This work provides a foundation for subsequent, more detailed analysis of climate risks and adaptation options."


Impact and adaptation assessment of cyclone damage risks due to climate change

Report which explores the exposure of North Queensland to cyclones under climate change. It highlights cost benefit curves and anticipated changes to impacts from climate change

Coastal inundation at Narabeen Lagoon: Optimising Adaptation Investment

The Department has released a report that analyses the benefits and costs of adaptation in response to risks of flood inundation from Narrabeen Lagoon in Sydney's Northern Beaches area.