climate change

New report from US NOAA – “Protecting the Public Interest Through the National Coastal Zone Management Program: How States and Territories Use No-Build Areas Along Ocean and Great Lake Shorefronts”.

The US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recently released a report titled “Protecting the Public Interest Through the National Coastal Zone Management Program: How States and Territories Use No-Build Areas Along Ocean and Great Lake Shorefronts”

The report provides a very good summary of shorefront development controls and associated policies around the US […]

By |May 8th, 2012|Latest news, News, Resources|Comments Off|

Coasts and Climate Change Council advice to Minister Combet released online

The Coasts and Climate Change Council advice to Minister Combet has been just released online at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency website.

Also just posted online is the Coastal climate change risk – Legal and policy responses in Australia report commissioned by the Council.

By |April 17th, 2012|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Letter to the Newcastle Herald regarding sea level rise and coastal planning

The following is an opinion piece and constitutes a response to recent articles in the Newcastle Herald regarding sea level rise and planning.  This was submitted to the Newcastle Herald on Sunday 11 March 2012.

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) takes the position that the NSW government’s sea level rise policy is based on the […]

By |March 20th, 2012|Latest news, News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

ACS Submission to the Productivity Commission on “Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation”

ACS has provided the attached submission to the Productivity Commission’s public inquiry into the Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation.

In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission should identify any specific barriers that inhibit effective adaptation to unavoidable climate change, and high priority options for addressing those barriers.

The Commission is to:

examine the costs and benefits of […]

By |December 19th, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

ACS Workshop – “How can the Australian Government offer national leadership in coastal management?”

ACS conducted this workshop as part of the consultation process initiated by the Coasts and Climate Change Council. This Council reports to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet  AM.

The Minister is seeking practical ideas that will improve the nation’s capacity to cope with climate change impacts on the […]

By |November 28th, 2011|Events, Latest news, News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

Surf clubs under threat from climate change – ABC News

Source: ABC News
Anthony Stewart
Updated November 01, 2011 08:51:36

A report for Surf Lifesaving Australia shows more than half of country’s surf lifesaving clubs are being threatened by extreme tides and weather conditions.

The report used data from Geo-Sciences Australia and climate change modelling to assess which clubs will come under threat.

It has found that […]

By |November 1st, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Planning for an Australian National Coastal Observatory: Monitoring and Forecasting Coastal Erosion in a Changing Climate

Planning for an Australian National Coastal Observatory: Monitoring and Forecasting Coastal Erosion in a Changing Climate
abstract from Coasts and Ports 2011 conference

I.L. Turner1, I.D. Goodwin2, M.A. Davidson3, A.D. Short4, T.R.
Pritchard5, C Lane4, D.W. Cameron6, T MacDonald7, J Middleton8,
K.D. Splinter1
1 Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of New South Wales, Sydney […]

By |October 31st, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation – Public Inquiry

The Productivity Commission invites interested parties to register their interest in an inquiry into regulatory and policy barriers to effective climate change adaptation.

In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission should identify any specific barriers that inhibit effective adaptation to unavoidable climate change, and high priority options for addressing those barriers.

The Commission is to:

examine the costs […]

By |October 12th, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

2012 Climate Adaptation Conference – National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

Call for Abstracts
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility invites you to submit an abstract the the 2012 Annual Conference: ‘Climate Adaptation in Action: sharing knowledge to adapt’.
This national conference will be held in Melbourne in June 2012.
The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers to share knowledge and research approaches that […]

By |October 10th, 2011|Events|Comments Off|

Climate Change and Coastal Communities: Law and Governance Issues

Climate Futures invites to to attend a Public Lecture and Panel Discussion on Friday 15th September 2011.

Title: Climate Change and Coastal Communities: Law and Governance Issues

Climate change is causing sea-level rise and is expected to increase coastal hazards such as erosion, extreme storm events and inundation. Future predictions of sea-level rise have created a […]

By |August 30th, 2011|Events, Latest news, News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|