Climate change has featured prominently in financial news in recent times with major reports by two institutions highlighting the risk of climate impacts to global economic growth and the insurance sector.
A Productivity Commission inquiry into funding arrangements for natural disasters is considering recommendations to substantially reduce the level of Commonwealth financial support for disaster reconstruction costs.
The winners of the 2014 Australian Coastal Awards were announced at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Ballina on 25 March 2014.
The Australian Coastal Awards were established to raise community awareness of the importance of Australia’s coastal zone and to acknowledge the organisations that have made a significant contribution to the nation’s coastal environment and settlements.
Australia’s peak coastal groups have joined forces to campaign for a national coastal policy in the lead up to the Federal election.
A study of coastal populations outside the capital cities has found a large number of people were missing from these communities when the 2011 Census data was collected.
Coastal councils from around Australia are attending the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Byron Bay today and tomorrow to consider the major challenges facing the nation’s regional coastal communities.
The report of the Federal Parliamentary coastal inquiry released last night represents a landmark step towards the sustainability of the Australian coast and its communities, according to the National Sea Change Taskforce.
Revised estimates of Australia’s population growth over the next 40 years have dire implications for the nation’s coastal communities, according to the National Sea Change Taskforce, which represents non-metropolitan coastal councils.
A research report released today by the National Sea Change Taskforce identifies that people on low incomes in coastal communities are at greater risk from the effects of climate change than more affluent residents.
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