Most large cities and developed countries have the resources, will and knowledge to adapt successfully to climate change. But there are places and systems where this is not the case, perhaps because of systemic weaknesses, perhaps because the threats they face are large and immediate. In this session, we explore some of these: our natural environment challenged by multiple stresses from development and over-exploitation as well as climate change; Pacific Islands facing sea-level rise; and Northern Australia where rapid opening up of land and water resources is taking place despite the many unknowns associated with future climate change.
Chair: Lesley Hughes
Future of adaptation for natural systems in Australia (977)
Approaching the adaptation ceiling: the growing need for rural communities along Asia-Pacific coasts to plan transformative change (978)
Climate adaptation and the development of northern Australia - what are the limits? (1155)