Limits to Adaptation KEY FINDINGS - Adaptation in the Australian Alps

Media type: 
Fact sheets
Author/s: 
NCCARF
Institution/s: 
NCCARF
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2012

This document summarises the key findings of the NCCARF Synthesis and Integrative Research project 'Limits to climate change adaptation in the Australian Alps'.

The project final report assesses the ecological, physical, economic, technological and social thresholds  that may limit the adaptation strategies of conservation organisations and the tourism industry in the Australian Alpine ecosystems. It should assist these organisations in better focusing their efforts to minimise the negative impact of climate change. This research provides a methodology, a case study and important insights into the conflicts that can arise between the objectives of different stakeholders such as conservation and tourism organisations in dealing with climate changes. This research establishes benchmarks for other regions about how to examine limits to adaptation and how social, economic, physical and environmental factors interact.

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