Developing a national coastal adaptation agenda

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2010

A report on the National Climate Change Forum

The National Climate Change Forum brought together around 200 key decision makers in early 2010 to discuss the latest science on climate risks for coastal communities and to inform development of a national strategy to prepare for these risks.

Local, state and federal decision makers discussed the latest science on climate risks for coastal communities and the key issues in developing a national coastal adaptation agenda, such as planning frameworks and building standards.

The report Developing a national coastal adaptation agenda, was released 23 November 2010 and identifies the national priorities for preparing our coasts for climate change that were discussed at the Forum.

In releasing the report Minister Combet emphasised:

"Australia's coasts play a major part in our economy, our environment and our way of life. Effective adaptation will require reform, new approaches and new partnerships."

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