Climate change adaptation
The impacts of climate change are being felt in Australia and across the globe. In south-eastern Australia the impacts include increased intensity of heatwaves and bushfires. Climate change adaptation is about responding to the unavoidable risks from climate change, in order to reduce their impact.
Many low-income households are less protected from negative impacts of climate change. For example, elderly people are highly vulnerable to heatwaves, while many low income households are either uninsured or underinsured, exposing them to financial risk from extreme weather events.
It’s essential that climate change adaptation does not lead to greater inequality. In fact, done the right way, taking action on climate change can make us a fairer and wealthier nation.
Victoria's 2030 emissions targets: response to the Victorian Government July 2019 (PDF, 690 KB)
Barriers to effective climate change adaptation: submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry January 2012 (PDF, 108 KB)