Climate impacts on energy systems: key issues for energy sector adaptation

This report is intended as an up-to-date compendium of what is known about weather variability and projected climate trends and their impacts on energy service provision and demand. It discusses emerging practices and tools for managing these impacts and integrating climate considerations into planning processes and operational practices in an environment of uncertainty

Benefits of Flood Mitigation in Australia

The principal purpose is to examine the benefits of flood mitigation activities.

Supporting decision-making for effective adaptation. NCCARF Policy Guidance Brief 3

NCCARF’s evidence-based Policy Guidance Briefs address key challenges to effectively adapting Australia to a variable and changing climate, providing high-level policy advice designed for use by policy makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Policy Guidance Brief explores the support of decision-making for adaptation, through provision of frameworks, knowledge and criteria for performance evaluation and comparison. Broadly, these are known as Decision Support Tools, or DSTs.

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision making in New South Wales: A synthesis of climate change adaptation research

This research synthesis provides policy-makers and practitioners with an understanding of the building blocks for effective adaptation decision-making, as evidenced through the NCCARF research program. It synthesised a portfolio of adaptation research for each Australian state and territory and addressing the complex relationships between research and policy development. Each state and territory synthesis report directs users to research relevant identified priorities.

Economic benefits of Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) for Sydney Airport, Australia

The study estimates the economic value of information contained in weather forecasts for the aviation industry known as Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs); and estimates the economic benefits of improving the accuracy of the information.

The Garnaut Climate Change Review: Final Report

Report argues for the Australian Government to play a proportionate role in global climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts by transitioning to a low-emissions economy. The costs, though high, are managable.

Valuing Climate Change Impacts on Human Health: Empirical Evidence from the Literature.

This paper critically reviews a number of studies about the costs of planned adaptation in the health context, and compares current health expenditures with MDGs which are felt to be inadequate when considering climate change impacts.