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Coastal Urban Climate Futures in South East Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance

Mon 22 April 2013

Professor Barbara Norman and a team of researchers have published a study of costal adaptation in south east Australia in the context of climate change.

The report entitled South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA): Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance, uses an interdisciplinary approach to consider environmental, social and economic change in the south east coastal region. The research develops an integrated framework, to describe what a climate-adapted coastal community may be like in 2030. The research focusses on several local government areas (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega and East Gippsland) across two states and also explores some of the critical governance issues involved.

The project was carried out with financial support from the Australian Government
(Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency) and the National Climate
Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).

The report can be viewed at the NCCARF website: www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/SECA-Coastal-urban-climate-SE-Australia
 

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