On the frontline: Climate change and rural communities

Hughes, L, Rickards, L, Steffen, W, Stock, P and Rice, M 2016, On the frontline: Climate change and rural communities, Climate Council of Australia Limited, New South Wales, Australia


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Title of report On the frontline: Climate change and rural communities
Author(s) Hughes, L
Rickards, L
Steffen, W
Stock, P
Rice, M
Year of publication 2016
Publisher Climate Council of Australia Limited
Place of publication New South Wales, Australia
ISBN 9780994597397
Subjects Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary This report focuses on how climate change is affecting, and will continue to affect rural communities that are largely reliant on primary agricultural production. We recognise that climate change will also have important impacts on rural and regional communities via effects on sectors such as fisheries, forestry, mining and tourism - these impacts will be explored in future reports. While climate change poses many challenges and risks to rural landholders and their communities, transitioning to new ways of producing energy also provides many opportunities. Rural landholders manage the majority of Australia's land area, and so their collective actions have important implications for our water supplies, food production, and environment, and can play an important role in moving to a more sustainable, healthier, and prosperous Australia.
Commissioning body Climate Council of Australia Limited
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