adapting Australia to a variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Guidance Brief deals with the challenge of managing Australia's ecosystems (terrestrial, marine and freshwater) to ensure conservation and function under
Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown that well planned, early adaptation action saves money and lives later. Examples of adaptation
"We take a very practical approach to adaptation," says Jack Hebert,president of the non-profit Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks. He and colleagues try to avoid building on permafrost, land that is frozen underground but can thaw when temperatures are too high. Since Alaska's
Australia, because of its size, has a range of climates which will vary in their response to climate change. In general there will be: higher temperatures; higher annual rainfall in the north, lower rainfall in the south; longer periods of drought; increased number of days of very high, extreme or catastrophic fire danger; increased
“The confidence that something is going to happen is exceedingly high,” said Stephen Schneider, Ph.D., professor of biology and interdisciplinary environmental studies at Stanford University and a leading proponent of climate change adaptation. “Where it gets a bit more speculative is with questions like
Mould; condensation; decreased thermal performance of building. Decreased humidity. Higher risk of fire. Figure 2: Potential effects of climate change on buildings. It is important to bear in mind that small increases in temperature above normal levels can increase hazards dramatically, including the intensity of cyclone wind.
T e c h n o l o g i e s f o r a d a p T a T i o n T o c l i m a T e c h a n g e. Unfccc (2006) Technologies for AdApTATion To climATe chAnge issued by the climate change secretariat (Unfccc) Bonn, germany produced by adaptation, Technology and science programme of the Unfccc secretariat contributing editor: peter stalker.
7.1 Disaster risk management technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. 136. 7.2 DRM sector summary. 156. A2.1 Technologies that meet several needs in the economic losses could be as high as 5.3% in East Asia or as much as 12.7% in the Pacific decks, and in constructing bridge piers (Li et al.
Many of these species, habitats, and ecosystems are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate. . increase in precipitation.78 However, areas that become wetter could have higher lake levels.79 Where lake levels are Adaptation to climate change for freshwater aquatic and riparian systems. Given that CO2
In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it's an opportunity.
Adaptation involved changing infrastructure and practices to limit the risks posed by climatic changes.
Collect and analyze existing, readily available monitoring results information, etc. Assess risks of climate change impacts using existing information (identify high-risk events and areas). Develop from “B-track” steps to the full-scale “A-track” steps. Step 1: Share knowledge and approaches to adaptation, and examine