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NCCARF policy guidance brief 3: Supporting decision-making for effective adaptation


This brief addresses 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. It highlights effective decision-making for adaptation is risk-based, and takes account of: (i) the best and most up-to-date information on future climate change; (ii) the context of this information in terms of national and international socio-economic and demographic trends; (iii) uncertainties in this information i.e. retaining flexibility on future options, not locking into inappropriate and costly financial investments, and seeking out low-regrets actions; (iv) the need for effective engagement with all parties involved, including policy-makers, businesses, scientists and civil society; (v) examples of adaptation best practice as a benchmark; (vi) the need to evaluate performance on an on-going basis.

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  • Themes:Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Economics of DRR, Governance, Information Management, Public-private Partnerships
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/31599

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