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.
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.
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
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.
- 22 February: Wendy Seabrook – Resilient Agriculture Systems
- Professor Steve Turton – An update on the IPCC Report and Implications for the Wet Tropics
- Professor Steve Turton – Climate resilient development pathways and opportunities for the Wet Tropics
- Dr Nicole Sleeman – Climate impacts on health
- Nigel Hancock – Community Energy
- Dr Chelsea Jarvis – Farming in a Changing Climate
- Louise Gavin – Carbon Farming 101
If you would like to find out more about carbon farming, please check for further presentations at this knowledge hub.