Stakeholders, technical knowledge holders, and experts from across the region identified and prioritised risks posed by climate change. During the process, stakeholders identified the most severe risks and developed adaption responses to them. Risks to the regions natural resources include:
Risks to the functionality of our terrestrial, freshwater and aquatic ecosystems are high.
Risks to coastal and marine condition are relatively high.
Primary industries will experience several risks depending on different sectors. However, the capacity to change practises, access technology, and adapt over time is critical to assessing these risks.
Our infrastructure will experience several risks depending on different asset classes. Similar to our primary industries, the capacity to change practises, access technology, and adapt over time is critical to assessing these risks.
Assessing risks to heritage values considered site condition, significant species and ecological communities endangered by climate change.
The risks associated with our air quality are attributed to increase bushfire intensity, rising temperatures, and particulate pollution.