NCCARF Policy Guidance Brief 6: Adaptation and First Australians: lessons and challenges
NCCARF’s evidence-based Policy Guidance Briefs address key challenges to effectively adapting Australia to a variable and changing climate, providing high-level policy advice designed for use by policy makers at Commonwealth and State level.
This Policy Guidance Brief addresses the challenges of adapting to climate change for Indigenous communities and associated agencies.
The policy guidance provided in this brief was developed at a workshop held in Alice Springs in February 2013. The workshop was attended by policy makers, managers and Indigenous community liaison personnel from the Northern Territory government, the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation, the Torres Strait Regional Authority, the Central Land Council, the Kimberley Land Council, Tangentyere Council, the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company, Tangentyere Design, Alice Solar City, the Centre for Appropriate Technology, the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd. I-Tracker Program, Nawamba House, researchers Melissa Nursey-Bray (University of Adelaide) and Andrew Martel (RMIT) and NCCARF staff.