Summary: National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management
This is a summary of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Emergency Management, developed in 2010 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on emergency management.
This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of natural disasters including cyclones, storms, droughts, heat waves, bushfires and flooding. Varying degrees of uncertainty remain about projections for specific hazards. Emergency management organisations are on society’s front line in preparing for such events, in preventing the worst forms of damage and harm when they occur and in managing post-event recovery.
Please cite this publication as:
Pearce, T, Handmer, J, Higgins, J, King, D, McDonald, J, Pagano, F, Schneider, J & Whetton, P 2009, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Emergency Management - Summary, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 4pp.
Revised 2012: National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management
Update Report 2012: National Climate Change Research Plan for Emergency Management
Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Emergency Management 2012
Emergency Management and Climate Change: An Updated Review of the Literature 2009-2012
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Emergency Management
View the full suite of Emergency Management NARP projects here.
Cyclones and Storms
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