Climate Change: adaptation and resilience in the face of uncertainty (2007–2012)
The aim of the project is to analyse options for adaptation to climate change in Australia, and in particular, the role and management of uncertainty. The focus will be on crucial, highly vulnerable natural assets, particularly the Murray-Darling Basin and the Great Barrier Reef. The central theoretical objective will be an improved understanding of the concepts of resilience and adaptive management and their application to the problems of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. The project will yield policy recommendations for the design of property rights and emissions trading systems.