NCCARF Policy Guidance Brief 9: Managing heatwave impacts under climate change
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 deals with the management of heatwaves, or ‘extreme heat events’, and their impacts on human health and infrastructure under climate change.
The policy guidance provided in this brief was developed based on a workshop held in Adelaide, South Australia. The workshop was attended by local government (City of Port Adelaide, Adelaide City Council) and state government representatives from the Departments of Health and Premier and Cabinet, South Australia; representatives from the Urban Renewal Authority; Huade Guan (Flinders University); Deborah Black (University of Sydney); Wasim Saman (University of South Australia); Robert Kay (Adaptive Futures) and NCCARF staff.