Book Chapter

Adaptation in small coastal towns in Australia

J Stanley

Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence | Published : 2016


Climate change is very important to Australia. Given the poor policy response to climate change internationally and particularly within Australia, there is, and will increasingly need to be, a substantial adaptation response to maintain life quality for all Australians. This chapter describes aspects of an Australian project that sought to understand the task of achieving a climate-adapted settlement by 2030. It describes what adaptation is presently taking place in small Australian towns and what processes are needed to achieve good adaptation outcomes. It is clear that a special purpose governance structure and resourcing of the process, set with a background of flexibility and willingness..

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