Vulnerability to Climate Change Impacts

Report / Paper

Vulnerability to Climate Change Impacts

AUTHORS: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

PUBLISHED DATE

August 2011

RESOURCE

The report examines the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the South Alligator River system in Kakadu National Park, Australia. It uses modeling to assess the risk of saltwater intrusion and extreme rainfall events on low-lying coastal wetlands, under climate change scenarios for 2030 and 2070. The report discusses adaptation options, potential barriers to adaptation and opportunities to improve future planning, management and policy responses.