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Australia: Queensland climate adaptation strategy - Emergency management sector adaptation plan

The Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan (EM-SAP) has been developed to support the sector to manage the risks associated with a changing climate, and to harness the opportunities provided by responding to the challenges. Led by the emergency management sector, the EM-SAP ensures relevance and the participation of sector stakeholders, encourages sector leadership, and promotes adaptation initiatives. The plan is built on existing disaster management arrangements and other state government planning in Queensland, to establish key directions for action and inform future planning by the sector in alignment with the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS).

Eight Priority Adaptation Measures for the sector have been developed in response to the needs and priorities identified during consultation with stakeholders, and through the evaluation of existing leading practice and literature relating to climate adaptation measures.

These are:

  1. Sector-led awareness and engagement about climate change
  2. Integration of climate change into sector governance and policy
  3. Enhancing the sector’s understanding of climate change risk and its ability to adapt
  4. Research and development of new knowledge and supporting tools
  5. Allocation of resources to support sector adaptation
  6. Increasing the resilience of infrastructure critical to the sector and community
  7. Promoting and enabling community resilience-building and self-reliance
  8. Volunteerism, volunteering and workforce management.

These priorities are unpacked further in the plan, which starts on page 4. This plan forms the foundation for further collaborative implementation planning to be conducted in 2018–19, which will aim to detail how the EM-SAP will be implemented and by whom. This will continue to be sector-led, in consultation with sector stakeholders. 

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/62038

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