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House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts

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Inquiry into climate change and environmental impacts on coastal communities

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Report

On Monday 26 October 2009, the House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts presented its report on the inquiry into climate change and environmental impacts on coastal communities.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 6 chapters and 6 appendices.

Managing our coastal zone in a changing climate: the time to act is now

Preliminary pages (PDF 161 KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 182KB)
Introduction

Chapter 2 (PDF 751KB)
Climate change and the coastal zone: the science and the impacts

Chapter 3 (PDF 890KB)
Climate change and the coastal zone: adaptation strategies and practices to promote resilience

Chapter 4 (PDF 745KB)
Key emerging issues: insurance, planning and legal matters relating to the coastal zone

Chapter 5 (PDF 1.3 MB)
Sustainable coastal communities and environmental impacts on the coastal zone

Chapter 6 (PDF 1.2 MB)
Governance arrangements and the coastal zone

Appendix A (PDF 45KB)
Inquiry process

Appendix B (PDF 48KB)
List of submissions

Appendix C (PDF 90KB)
List of witnesses

Appendix D (PDF 103KB)
List of exhibits

Appendix E (PDF 55KB)
List of abbreviations

Appendix F (PDF 321KB)
State and territory coastal governance arrangements

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