Risk Assessment of Climate Adaptation Strategies for Extreme Wind Events in Queensland

This research explores the economic impacts of wind damage for selected Queensland settlements.   The summary of results show that "without climate change, the cumulative mean NPV of damage by 2100 can reach $6.8 billion for Brisbane, $433 million for Cairns, $519 million for Townsville, and $313 million for Rockhampton if there are no changes to house design. For the significant change scenario without adaptation, the mean NPV by 2100 increases to $15.8 billion for Brisbane, $937 million for Cairns, $1.13 billion for Townsville, and $690 million for Rockhampton. The variability of NPV is considerable due to uncertainties.

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