Recent trends in and preparedness for extreme weather events

Recent trends in and preparedness for extreme weather events

7 August 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-899-3

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Committee membership (PDF 37KB)
 
Recommendations (PDF 48KB)
 
Abbreviations and acronyms (PDF 12KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 262KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgement
Structure of report
Background

 
Chapter 2 - Recent trends and projections on the frequency of extreme weather events (PDF 917KB)

What is 'extreme weather'?
Trends and projections on the frequency of extreme weather events
Uncertainties in future projections

 
Chapter 3 - Costs and impacts of extreme weather events (PDF 245KB)

Financial costs of extreme weather events
Impacts on industry
Impacts on infrastructure
Health impacts of extreme weather events
Social impacts of extreme weather events
Impacts on natural ecosystems

 
Chapter 4 - Preparing for extreme weather events (PDF 234KB)

Introduction
General preparedness
Infrastructure
The health sector
Emergency services

 
Chapter 5 - Developing a national response to extreme weather: coordination, roles and responsibilities (PDF 227KB)

Introduction
The division of responsibilities between different levels of government
Developing effective coordination between governments

 
Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 27KB)
 
Appendix 1 - Submissions, form letters, tabled documents, additional information, correspondence and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 49KB)
 
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 15KB)
 
Appendix 3 - Recommendations from Productivity Commission Inquiry Report on Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation (PDF 28KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ec.sen@aph.gov.au

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