SEQCARI Issues Paper


This report, Climate change adaptation in South East Queensland human
settlements: Issues and context, is part of the South East Queensland
Climate Adaptation Research Initiative (SEQ-CARI), a partnership between
the Queensland and Australian Governments, the CSIRO Climate
Adaptation National Research Flagship, Griffith University, University of
the Sunshine Coast and The University of Queensland.
South East Queensland (SEQ) is particularly vulnerable to climate change
because of its growing population and coastal location. Human
settlements, infrastructure, unique ecosystems, and primary industries all
face threats from more extreme weather events, increased temperatures
and altered rainfall patterns as a result of increased greenhouse gas
emissions. Despite these risks and challenges, climate change may also
bring some economic and social opportunities.
SEQ-CARI aims to provide research knowledge to enable the region to
adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change. It will develop
practical and cost-effective adaptation strategies to assist decision-makers
in government, industry and the community. The initiative is the first
comprehensive regional study on climate change adaptation undertaken in
Australia and one of only a few worldwide. It is exploring both
vulnerabilities and adaptation options in response to climate change so
that our prosperous regional economy, environment and lifestyles can be
maintained into the future.
For more information about this and other projects in the South East
Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative (SEQ-CARI) visit:
www.csiro.au/partnerships/seqcari.html


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Attributions and Constraints
CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship
Adaptation Research Initiative, Griffith University. Mustelin, J., Sanò, M. & Serrao-Neumann, S. 2010, Climate change McDonald, J., Baum, S., Crick, F., Czarnecki, J., Field, G., Low Choy, D., adaptation in South East Queensland human settlements: Issues and context, unpublished report for the South East Queensland Climate This report should be cited as: