This Torres Strait Regional Adaptation and Resilience Plan details how climate change will impact the region’s communities and land and sea country, and what steps can be taken to reduce the likely impacts in order to ensure the region has a strong viable future. The Plan employs a Five Capitals approach and includes approximately 120 proposed actions grouped under outcomes statements. Each outcome statement describes an element that will improve the resilience of the region and reduce the impacts of climate change. The Plan highlights the need for both adaptive and transformative actions.
This plan recognizes that current and future development of the region can only be successful if it adequately builds in adaptation efforts and focuses on building resilience. It is essential that current and future development projects are supportive of and aligned to these objectives. Ideas proposed in this document will need to be developed and assessed further, and there are many actions that are already at various stages of development and implementation. As the information develops, and actions are assessed, this process will help guide prioritisation and investment strategies.