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Aims:
  • This study will generate a baseline dataset on Aboriginal risk perceptions and understandings (including culturally-specific assumptions and meaning systems) that will be useful for future longitudinal monitoring
  • The study will produce four inter-related module reports on the current state of corporations to respond to climate change by providing regional services with respect to:
  • Preparedness for changes in both the mean and extremes
  • Land and riverline management
  • Settlement infrastructure adaptation; and
  • Enterprise-building responses
  • These will be consolidated into an Aboriginal Georgina Climate Adapatation Plan
  • A Policy Bulleting will address the relevance of the findings from the pilot study for other arid zone regions of Aboriginal Australia as well as the regional, state and national policy implications for governments and other key stakeholders

Aboriginal Responses to Climate Change

This study takes an interior arid-zone region as a pilot study in which to investigate, document and generate planning principles concerning Aboriginal perceptions and knowledge of climate change, and regional community capacity to respond and adapt to climate change at a number of levels, specifically preparedness for both changes in the mean climate, and changes in the frequency and intensity of extremes, land and riverine management, settlement infrastructure adaptation and enterprise-building responses.

Project Value: 
$350 000.00
Funding: 
NCCARF
Date: 
2012 to 2013
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Professor Paul Memmott (p.memmott@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • This study will generate a baseline dataset on Aboriginal risk perceptions and understandings (including culturally-specific assumptions and meaning systems) that will be useful for future longitudinal monitoring
  • The study will produce four inter-related module reports on the current state of corporations to respond to climate change by providing regional services with respect to:
  • Preparedness for changes in both the mean and extremes
  • Land and riverline management
  • Settlement infrastructure adaptation; and
  • Enterprise-building responses
  • These will be consolidated into an Aboriginal Georgina Climate Adapatation Plan
  • A Policy Bulleting will address the relevance of the findings from the pilot study for other arid zone regions of Aboriginal Australia as well as the regional, state and national policy implications for governments and other key stakeholders
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Indigenous equity
Environment
Climate change
Resource management
Sustainability
Number: 
ISSR020211