Climate change adaptation

While the climate is constantly changing, there is now no doubt that humanity is now significantly influencing it.

Mitigation and adaptation are the two principal ways to deal with the impacts of a changing climate.

Adaptation, which has become more prominent in the last few dacades given sluggish greenhouse gas emission targets, involves taking practical actions to manage risks from climate impacts, protect people and communities, and strengthen the resilience of the economy.

It also means understanding and planning for the earth’s biodiversity to adapt to the rapidly changing science.

Our teams collaborate with other UQ schools and research centres, such as the Global Change Institute, and with scientists and practitioners around the world who want to meet the challenges and impacts of future climate change - sea level rise, heat waves, biodiversity loss, and food and water scarcity - with informed adaptation strategies.