Adapting to climate change in Australia—An Australian Government position paper

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2010

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The Australian Government's position paper, Adapting to Climate Change in Australia, sets out the Government's vision for adapting to the impacts of climate change and proposes practical steps to realise that vision.

It outlines the Australian Government's role in adaptation, which includes building community resilience and establishing the right conditions for people to adapt; taking climate change into account in the management of Commonwealth assets and programs; providing sound scientific information; and leading national reform.

The position paper identifies six national priority areas for action: water, coasts, infrastructure, natural ecosystems, natural disaster management, and agriculture.

This paper sets out the Australian Government's vision for adapting to the impacts of climate change and proposes practical steps to realise this vision.