Preparing for a changing climate: Help us mainstream climate adaptation in Australia

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

Even with strong global action to reduce emissions, the impacts of climate change will continue.

Adapting to actual or expected climate change and its effects is critical to protecting people, livelihoods, and ecosystems.

The Australian Government is developing a National Adaptation Plan to do just that. It will set a framework for responding to the risks identified in the National Climate Risk Assessment.

We have published an issues paper to seek your views about what should be included in the Adaptation Plan. We want to hear from you on issues like:

  • What does a well-adapted and resilient Australia looks like?
  • What policies could be strengthened or added?
  • What First Nations-led adaptation actions and partnerships should be prioritised?

Adaptation may be as simple as people ensuring they have a cool place to go during a heatwave, or as complex as being prepared to maintain essential functions like transport systems during storms or in response to long-term changes in climate-related hazards.

Adaptation involves everyone. We want to hear from:

  • households
  • industry
  • businesses
  • community organisations
  • other levels of government.

Have your say on how to make Australia better adapted to climate impacts, and build on action already underway.

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