Coming Ready or Not: Managing climate risks g y to Australia’s infrastructure

This report by the Climate Institute shows that 'Australia is among the developed countries most vulnerable to climate change'. The report provides a useful snapshot of the water, electricity, property, road, rail and financial services sectors. The report highlights that apart from the water sector (which is advanced in its adaptation planning) much work is needed to explore the risks and manage the effects of climate change in the remaining sectors.

World Energy Outlook 2010

This is the link to the summary and media information for the World Energy Outlook. The complete report is expensive to download but an essential resource for those interested in adapting to a low carbon economy. It discusses the paradigm shift needed in non-internal combustion vehicles and alternative electricity generation. "It includes, for the first time, a new scenario that anticipates future actions by governments to meet the commitments they have made to tackle climate change and growing energy insecurity."

Ireland at Risk - Critical Infrastucture: Adaptation to Climate Change

This report explores adaptation issues for three of Ireland's key infrastructural areas: water supply, flood alleviation, and energy infrastructure. It provides useful strategies associated for managing water supply, food security, flood management and energy supply. It also provides an overview While this report is Ireland specific there are many actions that can be replicated at the Australian local government level. The report also highlights some interesting international case studies of extreme weather events on infrastructure.

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity: The Challenge for Peace, Security and Development

"This book offers the most comprehensive international assessment of the challenges and solutions for tackling the global insecurity arising from climate change and energy provision and use. It is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals across international relations, security, climate change and the energy sectors."

Climate Change and the Primary Industry Sector

Web site which includes information on climate change impacts on the mining and primary industry sector