natural environment

Norfolk Island National Park & Botanic Garden Climate Change Strategy 2011-2016

"The Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden Climate Change Strategy 2011-2016 recommends the preliminary adaptation, mitigation and communication actions that are required to manage the consequences of climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of the park. The strategy is consistent with the policies and actions of the Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden Management Plan 2008-2018 and the objectives identified in the Parks Australia Climate Change Strategic Overview 2009-2014.

Scanning the Conservation Horizon A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

This guide published by the US National Wildlife Association may have some use for Australian counterparts. The document states that "Scanning the Conservation Horizon is designed to assist fish and wildlife managers and other conservation and resource professionals to better plan, execute, and interpret climate change vulnerability assessments."

Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth

This report by the World Bank identifies ecosystem-based climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Chapter three is dedicated to adaptation. As is described by the author, "Protected areas, and the natural habitats within them, can protect watersheds and regulate the flow and quality of water, prevent soil erosion, influence rainfall regimes and local climate, conserve renewable harvestable resources and genetic reservoirs, and protect breeding stocks, natural pollinators, and seed dispersers, which maintain ecosystem health".

Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation into Regional Conservation Assessments

This report outlines what the authors suggest is the new paradigm needed for ecosystem management under climate change. They suggest that there are five critical components: identify and protect climate refugia; conserve geophysical diversity; enhance regional connectivity; sustain socio-ecological systems; and take advantage of emerging opportunities (eg. carbon sink demand).


Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation: Criteria and Indicators for Adaptive Management for Reduced Vulnerability and Long-Term Sustainability Final Technical Report

This report describes the activities of the Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation (TroFCCA) project. The report covers activities from March 2005 to December 2009, highlighting the technical activities undertaken, and the financial transactions accompanying activities carried out during the period of the project.


Climate Change and Invasive Plants in South Australia

A useful report on the potential threat that invasive plants present South Australia. May also be relevant for other regions in Australia.

Parks Australia Climate Change Strategic Overview 2009-2014

Report which identifies the principles and objectives that will guide Parks Australia.  "The Parks Australia Climate Change Strategic Overview 2009-2014 identifies the principles and objectives that will guide Parks Australia’s
response to managing the consequences of climate change in Parks Australia’s terrestrial reserves over the next five years. This strategic overview is consistent with the Australian Government’s climate change policy

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

A useful website on climate change adaptation. Users can log in to explore case studies, toolkts and participate in a community forum. Mainly US focussed.

Integrated Solutions for Biodiversity||Climate Change and Poverty

A short policy brief released by the UNEP. The rational for this Policy Brief is to make clear the vital benefits of integrating biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management by taking the Ecosystemsbased Adaptation approach along with the Green Economy Initiative to achieve equitable multiple

Blue Mountains Climate Change Risk Assessment

This risk assessment provides a scoping study of the anticipated challenges facing the Blue Mountains area. The risks are themed into economic, environmental, social and council operational issues. The risk assessment framework follows the Australia and New Zealand 4360 risk assessment standard.