04 October 2012

State Government paper on Adapting to Climate Change

The Minister for Climate Change, Cassy O’Connor MP, has released an issues paper on Adapting to Climate Change in Tasmania .
The purpose of this paper is to seek input from business, industry, community groups, natural resource management bodies, technical experts and the general community about the key issues, priorities, risks and opportunities facing the State in adapting to a changing climate.  The feedback received will inform the Tasmanian Government’s approach to climate change adaptation in the future, with a focus on specific actions for inclusion in the 2020 Climate Action Plan to be released in 2013.

The paper provides some background information on climate change in Tasmania and discusses six areas where action to adapt to climate change is likely to be needed.  These areas are:
  • ·  human settlements and infrastructure
  • ·  natural systems
  • ·  water management
  • ·  industry sectors
  • ·  natural hazards
  • ·  human health and vulnerable communities

Download it from here: 


If you would like to contribute to WHEN's feedback to the Government on this paper, pls contact Di via whenvnet@gmail.com.

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