22 November, 2018 –
The Biodiversity and Ecosystems Climate Adaptation Plan was launched earlier this month beside D’Aguilar National Park.
The Plan identifies priority measures for the management of climate change impacts, such as heatwaves, droughts, fires, cyclones and floods.
The plan supports a future of more collaborative problem-solving, planning and strategic implementation of actions by governments, the private sector and civil society to minimise the negative impacts of climate change on Queensland’s unique biodiversity and ecosystems.
Responding to climate change across all sectors is one of the Palaszczuk Government’s top priorities and involves collaboratively developing and implementing a range of plans to reflect the characteristics and needs of each client group.
The plan is the sixth sector adaption plan to be launched under the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (QCAS) 2017–2030.
It is part of the Queensland Government’s climate change response, launched last year, which aims to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 with a vision of an innovative and resilient Queensland that manages the risks and harnesses the opportunities of a changing climate.
The government, through the Department of Environment and Science, engaged the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and Cath Moran, Ecological Consultancy, to lead the plan’s development.
The Biodiversity and Ecosystems Climate Adaptation Plan is available at https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/climate/climate-change/sectors-systems