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Who should fund Australia’s adaptation to climate change?

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Reposted from The Conversation

If we haven’t heard much about carbon policy this election, we’ve heard even less about the other side of the climate equation – adaptation. We’re already seeing an increase in extreme weather, and climate models predict we’ll see more in the future, costing us potentially billions of dollars. Adaptation attempts to answer how we will deal with the future.

In light of this, the shadow minister for climate change Greg Hunt announced A$9 million for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility in Queensland, or NCCARF.

NCCARF has come to the end of its first five years of funding without renewal, and has been running on a skeleton staff. The funding announced by the Coalition may give the facility a new lease on life, but when it comes to adapting to climate change, is this enough? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roger Jones

September 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Final Scorecard from Environment Victoria

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I haven’t posted anything on the election because it’s all too depressing.

From Environment Victoria, here’s the link to a final policy snapshot of what the major parties would do for our environment if elected on Saturday > http://bit.ly/13GuiXY

Full policy analysis available here > http://bit.ly/1aRQUN5

Written by Roger Jones

September 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm