Leading the world in our response and adaptation to climate change
The Australian Government will invest $210 million to create the Australian Climate Service and strengthen Australia’s position as a world leader in anticipating and adapting to the impacts of a changing climate.
We do face more extreme weather events due to changing climate and this is about being prepared, and being able to take steps to make our communities more resilient.
By bringing together critical data from the nation’s key climate research institutions, the Australian Climate Service will not only help save lives and money through a more informed emergency response, it will inform long-term planning for infrastructure, housing and basic services like power, telecommunications, and water.
It will help provide an environmental road map in our planning for infrastructure, housing and basic services like power, telecommunications, and water.
It will help shape the way we build communities and interact with our local environments by underpinning Australia’s future adaptation strategies, including the new National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy announced in January.
The collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology, the CSIRO, ABS and Geoscience Australia is a key starting point that will build and be informed by a growing range of sources.
It will be further complemented by the Australian Government’s investments in adaptation and resilience through initiatives such as the National Environmental Science Program and Great Barrier Reef Restoration and Adaptation initiatives.
We will be looking to share our expertise on climate information through the international Adaptation Action Coalition.