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Quantifying the cost of climate change impacts on local government assests

On the basis of an extensive literature review and rigorous methodology developed in collaboration with the Local Government Association (LGA) South Australia (SA), IPWEA, University of South Australia (UniSA), Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Coast Protection Board of South Australia, Municipal Association Victoria (MAV), Western Australian LGA (WALGA), and ten collaborating Councils, this National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Settlements and Infrastructure funded research project has developed a financial simulation model and supporting decision tools to provide a clear,
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Climate Change Impact Assessment for Surface Transportation in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

This report is built on several significant reports and projects that have been recently published. In 2008, the Transportation Research Board released the Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation, which primarily focused on the consequences of climate change for U.S. transportation infrastructure and operations. The report also offers recommendations for both research and actions that can be taken to prepare for climate change. A similar study released by U.S.

Infrastructure, Engineering and Climate Change Adaptation: Ensuring Services in an Uncertain Future

Report executive summary reads "This study was an activity of the Engineering the Future partnership, carried out on behalf of Defra by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Chemical Engineers. The conclusions of the study will feed into the Defra led cross-Government Infrastructure and Adaptation project.

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."

Gerringong to Bomaderry - Climate Change Factors

This report is the sustainability and climate change component of the Gerringong to Bomaderry Environmental Impact Statement. It provides a useful overview of the type of climate change impacts that should be considered when designing roads.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Framework

The report contains the UK Highways Agency's Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Although a small number of transport-specific climate change risks are shown, this report focuses on the framework needed. The framework includes how priorities are give to actions (e.g. based on level of disruption) and includes a simple method for the rationale behind choosing a preferred option for the management of climate change risks.

Climate Change Impacts on International Transport Networks

A presentation outlining the effects of climate change on transport networks and how this impacts upon policy decisions. The workshop summary includes some dot points on how various elements of climate change may impact on the transport sector / network. Provides a very brief overview of the policies implications for decision makers.

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Transport Sector: A literature review

Lecture notes provide an overview of climate change adaptation literature in the transport sector, highlighting key authors and themes

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An Electric Vehicle Road Map for Queensland: Issues paper for public discussion

Discussion paper on electric vehicles and issues for Queensland. A useful introduction and overview of electric vehicles and their infrastructure.