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.

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

This guide offers a framework for state coastal managers to follow as they develop and implement climate change adaptation plans in their own states. Issues that coastal managers face every day—such as coastal erosion, stormwater management, habitat protection, and aging Great Lake infrastructure—are being exacerbated by climate change and are addressed in this planning guide.

Impacts of population change on vulnerability and the capacity to adapt to climate change and variability: a typology based on lessons from

This article describes and analyzes the impacts of population and demographic change on the vulnerability of communities to climate change and variability. It begins with a review of existing literature on the effects of population change on anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, the exposure of settlements to climate risks, and on the capacity to adapt to climate change.

Vulnerability of the Cottesloe Foreshore to the Potential Impacts of Climate Change

This study explores the potential impacts of climate change on the existing settlements and infrastructure on the foreshore of Cottesloe for the years 2030 and 2070. The risks explored include sea level rise with and without major storm events.