Southern Slopes Information Portal Report: Climate change adaptation information for NRM organisations in the Southern Slopes Cluster.

Bosomworth, K 2015, Southern Slopes Information Portal Report: Climate change adaptation information for NRM organisations in the Southern Slopes Cluster., RMIT University, University of Tasmania, and Monash University, Australia


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Title of report Southern Slopes Information Portal Report: Climate change adaptation information for NRM organisations in the Southern Slopes Cluster.
Author(s) Bosomworth, K
Year of publication 2015
Publisher RMIT University, University of Tasmania, and Monash University
Place of publication Australia
Subjects Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary We know that climate change is with us but how can we plan for such an uncertain future? This is the challenge facing natural resources management (NRM) organisations and local communities across Australia. We know that the earth is generally getting hotter, but where and when will the rain fall? How will our overseas markets react to climatic and other challenges? Some land use changes that might seem sensible from an economic point of view, will not be viable with changed land and water regimes. How will our biodiverse ecosystems adapt and thrive in their changing environments? How can we plan to make sure they can adapt? To address these challenges NRM organisations across the Southern Slopes Cluster have worked together with researchers from universities and state agencies involved in the Southern Slopes Cluster Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP). Together they have synthesised relevant information and importantly drawn on research in Australia and overseas to develop fit-for-purpose approaches which will assist NRM organisations to manage the ongoing challenge of climate change. SCARP has shown us ways we can look at our challenge from different points of view in order to develop and implement strategies. These new strategies will need to be workable over normal planning horizons, yet not compromise our options for the future. The resultant Pathways approach to planning for climate change adaptation will help us to do this. Partnerships and Pathways were the key elements in this endeavour. This Portal Report brings together the information necessary for the Southern Slopes NRM organisations to develop their strategies and plans for adapting to climate change, and to assist with ongoing implementation of options for adaptation.
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