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Interested in more detail about climate change risks and predictions, or actions we can take to be more resilient to climate change?  Here are a few publications and videos to get you going.

 

Global impacts of Climate Change

Climate Change Explained

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basics video clip (9:00m) is also on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yiTZm0y1YA#t=98

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IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Global)
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Global)

The IPCC Report is the world’s most definitive report on climate change. Download the full report, summaries, headline statements and a video on the scientific basis for climate change projections from this site.

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/

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Australian Climate Change

Climate Change in Australia
Climate Change in Australia

The Climate Change in Australia website provides information about global and Australian climate change, the climate system, including scientific modelling, projections, impacts and adaptation.  It also has educational material and detailed information on your climate region.  The website is owned by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and funded by the Australian Department of the Environment, CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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State of the Climate 2014
State of the Climate 2014

The State of the Climate report provides a summary of observations of Australia’s climate and an analysis of the factors influencing it.  The report discusses long term trends in Australia and covers temperature, rainfall, tropical cyclone, sea level rise and greenhouse gas concentration observations over recent years.  The report is jointly produced by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and CSIRO.

View the report online at the CSIRO website, or download from the BoM website.

View at CSIRO: http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/OandA/Areas/Assessing-our-climate/State-of-the-Climate

Download from BoM: http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

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Victorian Climate Change

2015 Review of the Climate Change Act 2010

The Victorian Government has committed to position our state as a leader in climate change action. An independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was one of the first steps toward achieving this goal.

The Independent Review Committee delivered their report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 December, 2015. The report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister on Thursday 11 February 2016. A government response to the independent review report will follow.

Summary of the Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010  (pdf 60 Kb)

Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010  (pdf - 680.4 Kb)

Victoria's Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in September 2010 and came into effect on 1 July 2011. The Act is available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/climate-change#review

The Victorian Government has committed to position our state as a leader in climate change action. An independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was one of the first steps toward achieving this goal.

The Independent Review Committee delivered their report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 December, 2015. The report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister on Thursday 11 February 2016. A government response to the independent review report will follow.

Summary of the Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 60 KB]

Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 680.4 KB]

(An accessible version will be made available shortly)

Victoria's Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in September 2010 and came into effect on 1 July 2011. The Act is available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

- See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/climate-change#review

 Victorian Government has committed to position our state as a leader in climate change action. An independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was one of the first steps toward achieving this goal.

The Independent Review Committee delivered their report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 December, 2015. The report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister on Thursday 11 February 2016. A government response to the independent review report will follow.

Summary of the Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 60 KB]

Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 680.4 KB]

(An accessible version will be made available shortly)

Victoria's Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in September 2010 and came into effect on 1 July 2011. The Act is available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

- See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/climate-change#review

The Victorian Government has committed to position our state as a leader in climate change action. An independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was one of the first steps toward achieving this goal.

The Independent Review Committee delivered their report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 December, 2015. The report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister on Thursday 11 February 2016. A government response to the independent review report will follow.

Summary of the Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 60 KB]

Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 680.4 KB]

(An accessible version will be made available shortly)

Victoria's Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in September 2010 and came into effect on 1 July 2011. The Act is available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

- See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/climate-change#review

The Victorian Government has committed to position our state as a leader in climate change action. An independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was one of the first steps toward achieving this goal.

The Independent Review Committee delivered their report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 December, 2015. The report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister on Thursday 11 February 2016. A government response to the independent review report will follow.

Summary of the Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 60 KB]

Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/asset_types/pdf_file/icon.png [PDF File - 680.4 KB]

(An accessible version will be made available shortly)

Victoria's Climate Change Act 2010 (the Act) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in September 2010 and came into effect on 1 July 2011. The Act is available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

- See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/climate-change#revie

 

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Basic science and effects of climate change across Victoria

For brochures and accompanying data sheets on the basic science and effects of climate change across Victoria, see www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/understand

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Climate Change Projections for Your Region
Climate Change Projections for Your Region

The Australian Government website Climate Change in Australia has information about all regions in Australia.  Its climate change projections are based on a report by the CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and are designed to assist planning and managing Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions in Australia.  If you would like to read detailed climate change projections for your region click here.

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Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2013 (pdf 4.28 Mb)
Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2013 (pdf 4.28 Mb)

This report sets out how the Victorian Government is managing climate risks to our natural assets, essential infrastructure and services such as waterways, transport systems, healthcare and emergency response systems.  It shows clearly that to be most effective, climate change adaptation requires government, businesses and the community to work together.

To read the Victorian Government Website on Climate Change: Building a climate resilient Victoria click here. To go directly to read the plan click Adaptation Plan (pdf 4.28 Mb).

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Coastal Inundation

 Central Regional Coastal Plan 2015-2020 Draft (pdf 10.1 Mb)
Central Regional Coastal Plan 2015-2020 Draft (pdf 10.1 Mb)

The Central Regional Coastal Plan 2015-2020 Draft (pdf 10.1 Mb) provides an overview of regional coastal values and how they are changing, lists eight priorities for action, and describes how the plan will be implemented, including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

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The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014
The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 provides a long term vision for the planning, management and sustainable use of our coast.  Established under the Coastal Management Act 1995, it outlines the policies and actions Victorians will need to take over the next five years to help achieve that vision.

To read or download visit: http://www.vcc.vic.gov.au/page/victorian-coastal-strategy-2014

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Victorian Coastal Hazard Guide 2012 (pdf 2.97 Mb)
Victorian Coastal Hazard Guide 2012 (pdf 2.97 Mb)

The Victorian Coastal Hazard Guide 2012 (pdf 2.97 Mb) improves our understanding of coastal hazards, the effect that climate change may have on them, and what approaches may be used to manage their effects.

It focuses on the implications of three types of coastal hazards:

  • Erosion - the short term retreat of sandy shorelines as a result of storm effects and climatic variations.
  • Recession - the progressive and ongoing retreat of the shoreline.
  • Coastal inundation - the temporary or permanent flooding of low lying areas caused by high sea level events, with or without the influence of rainfall in coastal catchments.
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Local Climate Change

South East Climate Change Councils Association (SECCCA)

The South East Climate Change Councils Association (SECCCA) is a consortium of eight local Councils in our region.  Reports and fact sheets are available at SECCA’s website about coastal hazards along the Western Port coastline under the Western Port Local Coastal Hazard Assessment page http://www.seccca.org.au/projects/western-port-local-coastal-hazards-assessment/.

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Summary of Climate Change in Port Phillip and Westernport

For a regional snapshot of changes in the Port Phillip and Western Port regions expected from climate change, visit the Victorian Government Climate Change website.

http://www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/climate-science-and-data/adapting-to-climate-change-video/port-philip-and-westernport#heading-72115

A summary document of how the climate of Port Phillip and Western Port is expected to change during the 21st century, based on a number of greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, can be downloaded at: http://www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/73196/PPWP_WEB.pdf (pdf 0.98 Mb).

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Management resources for Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines in Coastal Management & Planning (pdf 3.8 Mb)
Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines in Coastal Management & Planning (pdf 3.8 Mb)

The National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines in Coastal Management and Planning is aimed at local government engineers and managers responsible for sections of the Australian coastline.  It helps make appropriate decisions for managing coastal developments subject to climate variability and change, including when to call for additional expert advice.

To read or download visit: http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Learned%20Groups/National%20Committees%20and%20Panels/Coastal%20and%20Ocean%20Engineering/climate_change_adaptation_guidelines.pdf (pdf 3.8 Mb)

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Coastal Engineering Guidelines for working with the Australian Coast in an ecologically sustainable way (pdf 4.3 Mb)
Coastal Engineering Guidelines for working with the Australian Coast in an ecologically sustainable way (pdf 4.3 Mb)

The National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, Coastal Engineering Guidelines for working with the Australian Coast in an ecologically sustainable way (2nd edition, May 2012) presents a comprehensive Australia wide approach to ecologically sustainable engineering practice in the coastal zone.

The guidelines are mainly for professional engineers, but other professionals will also find them valuable, such as planners and managers with coastal decision making roles.  The scope covers commonwealth, state and local government, industry, consulting and development.

To read or download visit: http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Learned%20Groups/National%20Committees%20and%20Panels/Coastal%20and%20Ocean%20Engineering/coastal_engineering_guidelinesecologicallysustainable.pdf (pdf 4.3 Mb)

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