Adapting our built environment to a changing climate
Global warming is projected to increase the impacts of climate-related natural hazards, especially floods and bushfires, and, with less certainty, tropical cyclones and storm surges. The damage and costs from these impacts will also be increased if more infrastructure investment occurs in locations subject to these hazards or if the infrastructure is not built and managed to a standard that takes account of these hazards.
The case studies for this report involved literature reviews, document analysis, analysis of experimental and empirical structural engineering data, in-depth interviews, semi-structured surveys and a structured on-line survey.
This document summarises key findings from the NCCARF report Planning, building and insuring: Adaptation of built environment to climate change induced increased intensity of natural hazards. The project was led by David King, James Cook University.
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