Climate change is one the biggest threats for our natural resources in the Wet Tropics.

We are already seeing the impacts on the two unique World Heritage sites located in our region – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest.

While this is a global issue, there is a lot we need to do to help our region adapt.

In 2014-2015, Terrain NRM worked with climate scientists to understand how climate change will impact our region. It focused on biodiversity, biosecurity, water, coastal systems and industry.

It also looked at adaptation pathways and what we can do to prepare. This informatoin is available on the Wet Tropics Plan for People & Country.

 

Many of Terrain’s projects include planning for climate change within their scope.

How will climate change affect the Wet Tropics?

In 2014-2015 Terrain NRM worked with climate scientists to understand the impacts of climate change on the biodiversity, biosecurity, water, coastal ecosystems and industries of the Wet Tropics.

It also looked at adaptation pathways to identify what actions we need to take to prepare for these changing climatic conditions. This information is available on the Wet Tropics Plan for People & Country. 

Our work involves:

  • Leading on climate action in the Wet Tropics
  • Sharing information and knowledge on climate
  • Helping organisations develop adaptation strategies
  • Supporting land managers and Traditional Owners to plan for climate change impacts
  • Supporting the community to maximise their opportunities in shifting towards a climate positive future

 

Climate Webinars:

We are running a series of climate webinars where we invite a speaker to present on a range of topics. Recordings of these webinars are available on Terrain’s YouTube Channel.

Upcoming webinars:

  • 3 June: Dr Nicole Sleeman – Climate impacts on health and what we can do to address them
  • 6 July: Nigel Hancock – Community Power
  • 3 Aug: Dr Chelsea Jarvis – Farming in a changing climate
  • 8 Sept: Dr Lisa Law – Urban Planning for climate futures

Previous webinars:

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