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C-CADS is an iterative decision support process designed to support adaptation planning and decision-making about all climate change related risks on the Australian coast. It is consistent with coastal zone management and adaptation planning approaches...
Effective business plans for climate adaptation are essential to ensure organisational support, access to required resources, and ultimately for achieving action. Successful business cases rely on properly structured and informed documents...
Even with very limited human and financial resources it is possible to take initial steps to understand your exposure to climate change risks, and undertake a preliminary adaptation plan.
Failure to act to reduce the risks of climate change carries risks of financial loss, litigation, damage to the natural environment, withdrawal of insurance cover and failure to realise opportunities.
Decision making for coastal adaptation is often bound up in uncertainties that make it hard to get organisational buy in for action. There are approaches and tools that can help you get things done.
Here we provide a guide to the wide range of tools available to support all stages of adaptation planning and implementation.
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are key stages in the adaptation process that are important as a means to demonstrate effectiveness and accountability. There are particular challenges associated with M&E of adaptation, related to the long timescales of climate change and its impacts.
Monitoring and evaluation require two types of indicators to be defined at the planning stage; trigger indicators (which will be used to trigger new action or a change of action) and performance indicators.
Financial mechanisms provide opportunities and create constraints to meeting the expenditure requirements for implementing adaptation projects and as such should be considered within adaptation planning.
Many properties in coastal Australia are underinsured or lack insurance cover for inundation and erosion, and this situation is likely to get worse under climate change and sea-level rise.
This guide aims to assist the reader step through the process of choosing valuation approaches that are fit for the purpose of the adaptation decision.
CoastExchange is an on-line forum for climate change adaptation professionals, providing opportunities to share experiences and build networks.
Successful community adaptation to climate change requires strong and positive engagement across the wider community that supports learning, builds trust and relationships and facilitates individuals and groups to contribute their views, values and concerns.
Community engagement requires careful consideration of factors such as who to consult, and the timing of consultation. Resources exist to support and guide engagement.
Collaboration can achieve many beneficial outcomes for adaptation in areas such as stakeholder participation and buy-in, financing and information availability. Lack of collaboration may result in maladaptation as the scales of the response will not match the scales of the risk.
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