The Queensland Government is committed to responsibly and cost-effectively managing the impacts of climate change on our economy, communities, infrastructure and environmental assets.
The Queensland Government will do this by supporting climate adaptation measures to manage climate change impacts on our communities and environment. These measures will focus on building community resilience, protecting our ecosystems and enhancing industry productivity in a cost-effective way.
Examples of the Government’s work on building community resilience include:
- Helping coastal communities to better prepare for projected sea level rise, storm tide and erosion risks. An example is the Townsville Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy Pilot Project, a partnership with the Townsville City Council and Local Government Association of Queensland and funding support from the Federal Government.
- Supporting the agriculture sector to ensure its long-term productivity by providing historical and forward climate data on rainfall, variability, and weather patterns.
- Providing regionally tailored information on projected changes in temperature, rainfall and weather patterns
Further, these measures will build on ongoing work by the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts on climate variability, climate changes, and extreme weather. Read more about Queensland’s climate information and data and in climate science publications. The Government is also supportive of the Queensland community, industries and businesses benefitting from Australian Government programs. Further information on sustainable economic development opportunities can be found here.