6.6 The committee
recommends that the Commonwealth Government commits to providing ongoing
adequate funding for climate science and research organisations.
6.9 The committee
recommends that the Commonwealth Government develop a climate security white
paper, or similar planning document, to guide a coordinated whole of government
response to climate change risks.
6.12 The committee recommends
that the Commonwealth Government develop a National Climate, Health and
Well-being Plan based on the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate,
Health and Well-being for Australia.
6.15 The committee recommends
the Department of Defence consider releasing an unclassified version of the
work undertaken by Defence to identify climate risks to its estate.
6.20 The committee recommends
the National Aerial Firefighting Centre undertake a cost benefit analysis to
assess whether leasing arrangements or government ownership of firefighting
aircraft will provide the best value and support to firefighters and
communities in the future.
6.22 The committee recommends
that the Commonwealth Government consider the need for a dedicated climate
security leadership position in the Home Affairs Portfolio to facilitate
coordination on climate resilience issues, including disaster risk reduction,
infrastructure planning, community health and well-being, and emergency
6.24 The committee recommends
that the Department of Defence create a dedicated senior leadership position to
assist in planning and managing the delivery of domestic and international
humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as pressures increase over time.
6.26 The committee recommends
that national security agencies increase their climate security knowledge and
capability by encouraging participation of staff in available courses.
6.30 The committee recommends
the Commonwealth Government extend the National Partnership Agreement on
Natural Disaster Resilience and review after the new funding arrangements are
well established and data is available on the funding available for mitigation
6.33 The committee recommends
that the Department of Defence establish emissions reductions targets across
stationary and operational energy use, and report against these in its annual
6.38 The committee recommends
the Commonwealth Government provide further funding for international climate
adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures, in addition to the existing
aid budget, to the extent that financial circumstances allow.
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