Australian Parents for Climate Action position : Ensure that Australia is adequately prepared for the level of climate change that will occur given collective global actions / inaction to reduce emissions (resilience / adaptation). Comprehensive climate risk assessments, updated regularly, should underpin policies and investment adaptation and resilience.
- Emissions reduction target (ERT) of 75% by 2030 (from 2005 levels)
- Net zero by 2035 - 100% renewable electricity by 2030
|Australian Labor Party
Disaster Ready Fund $200 million/yea rfor disaster prevention and resilience projects: flood levees, sea walls, cyclone shelters, evacuation centres, fire breaks and telecommunications improvements
Urban Rivers and Catchments plan $200 million to fund creation of wetlands to slow water flow and filter stormwater, remove cement walls and return to natural riverbanks, revegetation and tree planting
Great Barrier Reef; $85 million to scale up coral to coast reef resilience and land restoration projects, $15 million for the Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre at CQ University, $63 million to the Reef 2050 program funded to the end of the decade.
||The Centre Alliance wants to strengthen our water security through:
- Storm water harvesting.
- Providing federal infrastructure grants to irrigators.
- Improving practices throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.
||The Greens call for:
- More fuding for emergency services, the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO so Australia can better predict and respond to climate impacts.
- Requiring fossil fuel companies pay to clean up their mess, and reinvesting those funds in our infrastructure - from floodproofing stormwater drains, to improving the capacity of our transport systems to handle heat waves.
|Liberal / National Party
||The LNP Government has put in place:
- A National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy that sets out what the Australian Government will do ... to better anticipate, manage and adapt to the impacts of climate change."
- A drought relief fund for the agricultural industry (under the Emissions Reduction plan).
- A plan to use microgrid technology to improve community resilience to natural disasters by providing back up power in regional and remote areas.
|The New Liberals
||Policies on water management and environment acknowledge some resilience challenges, but there does not appear to be a resilience and adaptation policy per se.
|One Nation Party
||One Nation policy is to build new water infrastructure projects, including dams, to legislate the full disclosure of water ownership and ban the sale of water to foreign investors.
|The Reason Party
|Sustainable Aust. Party
||SAP advocates for the human right to a healthy environment to be enshrined in Australian law. Various SAP policies including Planning & Development and Environment touch on resilience and adaptation measures without offering an explicit policy.
|United Australia Party
||No stated adaptation or resilience policies.
- In Mackellar, Dr Sophie Scamps supports the development of long-term adaptation strategies to minimise climate impacts, and federal funding for immediate aid to communities suffering through extreme weather disasters.
- In Page, Hannabeth Luke supports increased funding for emergency services, investment in climate-resilient infrastructure, and support for farmers and local communities to build resilience into their communities, lands and water supply.
- In Wannon, Alex Dyson seeks to develop a national climate change strategy for agriculture that will support climate resilience and adaptation in farming practices, and financial and other help for farmers adopting practices that reduce carbon emissions.