Adapting to a changing climate
Queensland is no stranger to climate variability, harsh weather and its damaging effects. We have experienced firsthand the devastation that extreme weather can cause to our landscape, communities and economy.
Scientists warn that Queensland is likely to be increasingly affected by changes in temperature, rainfall, sea level and extreme weather events. With this knowledge, it is prudent that the government respond by managing these potential risks using the best available science.
Adaptation measures are designed to limit the adverse impacts on both humans and natural systems associated with changes in the climate. These measures can take many forms such as building resilience to withstand climate change impacts by changing the way we do our business or build infrastructure. Some measures can be transformative such as providing corridors to support species movement.
The Queensland Government is already responding to the climate challenge by working to identify and implement adaptation measures. Steps include working to reduce the pollution pressures on our environment and building resilience in our communities.