LGSA launches climate change workshops

The Local Government and Shire Associations of NSW (LGSA) has launched a series of workshops to help councils plan for climate change. The Climate Change Action Planning for Local Government workshop package is designed to self-assess and create strategies that are suitable to their local circumstances. Many NSW communities have already experienced the climate changing […]

Primary industries need to adapt to climate change: CSIRO

By Rob O'Brien Australian agriculture needs to adapt now to climate change according to a book launched by the CSIRO. Co-editor of the book, entitled Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Preparing Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the Future and chief research scientist with CSIRO, Dr Mark Howden said: “Our science highlights a clear urgency […]

State-local partnership to tackle climate change

By Staff Writer In New South Wales, state and local government have joined forces to tackle the impacts of climate change. The Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA) and the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly address future impacts of global warming, including sea […]

Infrastructure vulnerable to climate change: report

By Ju Yeon Jung Australia should step up its climate change research and policy development in order to protect major infrastructure from erratic weather conditions, a recent study has argued.  The report released by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and funded by the Australian Research Council, has evaluated impacts of climate […]


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