Australia's coasts and climate change

Around 85 per cent of the Australian population now live in the coastal region and it is of immense economic, social and environmental importance to the nation.

Climate change brings significant risks to the coastal zone. These risks include more frequent inundation and flooding, which may disrupt services and damage property.

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

To help local decision makers deal with climate risks in the coastal zone, the Australian Government is funding the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility to develop a coastal climate risk management tool by 30 June 2017.