Guide that Packs Some Heat

Heatwaves have caused more deaths than any other type of natural disaster.  During a heatwave, everyone is at risk of heat-related illness, not to mention the impacts on plants and animals. There is often associated disruption to services and infrastructure at times when they are most needed. Climate change is causing heatwaves to be longer, […]

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Changing Climate – Changing Council

The Premier’s Climate Change Council (PCCC) was established in 2008 to provide independent advice to the Minister for Environment and Water on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.  In addition, the PCCC takes a leadership role in consulting with businesses, the environment and conservation sector, and the wider community about issues associated […]

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Creating a Climate Smart Built Environment

We all need to prepare for the accelerating impacts of climate change and do what we can to reduce carbon emissions.  Climate smart buildings, infrastructure and open space will help us do that. A climate smart built environment is more resilient.  It will endure hotter and drier conditions and more frequent hazard events such as […]

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Climate Change Resilience Put to the Test

Australia’s resilience is being seriously tested by the unprecedented heatwaves, hailstorms and bushfires across the country this summer. The recent bushfires necessarily focus community attention on disaster risk management such as fuel load management and early warning capabilities, as well as disaster funding, insurance and recovery actions. But there are many other actions that should […]

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