In 2014 the North Coast’s vulnerability to climate change was examined in the North Coast Integrated Regional Vulnerability Assessment (IRVA).
Over 6 months, a series of seven workshops were held covering the human services, landscapes and ecosystems, industries, settlements and infrastructure, and emergency management sectors. During the process more than 100 regional administrators and local representatives worked together to understand the vulnerability of the region to the forecast effects of climate change.
The local knowledge gained from regional officers and decision-makers during the workshops has been incorporated into two reports:
- North Coast IRVA Vol . 1 (PDF 1.6 MB) identifies regional climate-change vulnerabilities and canvasses action to reduce them through a coordinated response.
- North Coast IRVA Vol . 2 (PDF 0.9 MB) presents the detailed results of the sector workshops.
North Coast Enabling Regional Adaptation project has commenced. Workshops will be undertaken in the first half of 2018.
For further information on the North Coast IRVA process, contact adapt.NSW@environment.nsw.gov.au.