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The Critical Decade

This report, created by the Australian Government's recently established "Climate Commission" outlines the case for immediate action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a useful and easy-to-understand update of the climate change science and what it may mean for Australia. They state that the "risks have never been clearer and the case for action has never been more urgent. Our Earth’s surface is warming rapidly and we can already see social, economic and environmental impacts in Australia.

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand – 2nd Edition

While this manual is designed for a NZ local government audience it provides a good insight in to methods that may be suitable for Australian counterparts, especially the flow chart on council functions. The executive summary reads: "this Guidance Manual is designed to help local governments identify and quantify opportunities and hazards that climate change poses for their functions, responsibilities and infrastructure. This is the second edition of the Guidance Manual, and it supersedes the first edition published in 2004.

Adapting to Climate Change - The Local Authority Perspective

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change. These podcasts will show you what climate change means, how to use the online resources and tools which UKCIP have provided to measure the impact of climate change on the UK and the importance for businesses and local authorities to adapt to climate change.

Climate Change Adaptation Actions for Local Government

This document is a guide to integrating climate change impacts into risk management and other strategic planning activities in Australian public and private sector organisations. The purpose of this Guide is to assist Australian businesses and organisations to adapt to climate change.

Climate Change Impacts And Risk Management: A Guide for Business and Government

This document is a guide to integrating climate change impacts into risk management and other strategic planning activities in Australian public and private sector organisations. The purpose of this Guide is to assist Australian businesses and organisations to adapt to climate change.

The Garnaut Climate Change Review

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

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Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment: Final Report, Findings and Recommendations

The objective of the assessment is to provide an objective, up-to-date, and comprehensive regional analysis summarized in a report which assesses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region. This report will be used to inform the planning process for possible future activities funded by USAID/RDMA that address regional climate change adaptation needs.