Vulnerability and Adaptation to climate change

Climate change induced drought

In any system, climate change adaptation strategies are developed in a context where policymakers need to respond to multiple pressures (economic, social and environmental).   Responding to these multiple pressures calls for a broad framework centered on system resilience and adaptive capacity and transformative adaptive capacity. Mainstreaming adaptation into development and management strategies requires a proactive, holistic and systematic approach that does not see adaptation measures as something distinct or excluded from other policies. Research on climate change adaptation and vulnerability at ANU encompasses many disciplines ranging from policy and institutions, governance, natural disasters, bushfires, natural resource management, sustainable urban and coastal management.   

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