Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Human Health 2010
Extreme variability is a characteristic of the Australian climate, and this variability has effects on human health. In southern Australia, there are risks from heatwaves and bushfire, and in northern Australia flooding can lead to contamination of water supplies, and to increased risk of vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever. Adverse effects on the physical and mental health of individuals and groups may occur in the workplace, public places and the home. Climate change can lead to a changed frequency and severity in these extreme events, and therefore to a change in the scale of impacts on human health.
The purpose of this Implementation Plan is to indicate a pathway for attracting research investments and capacity to address the research priorities identified by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), through the Human Health and Climate Change: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (Health NARP) process.
Please cite this publication as:
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 2010, Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Human Health 2010, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, pp. 19.
View the full suite of Human Health NARP projects here.