Final Report

Implications of climate change for Australia's national security

17 May 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-760-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 801KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee Membership (PDF 25KB)
Recommendations (PDF 31KB)
Chapter 1 - Referral (PDF 64KB)
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Chapter 2 - Climate change-related threats to national security (PDF 212KB)
Climate change identified as a national security risk
Threats to Australian communities and economy
Threats to Australia's region
Threats to Defence
Chapter 3 Suggestions for improving domestic coordination (PDF 177KB)
Commonwealth coordination
Commonwealth leadership roles
Coordination between the Commonwealth and domestic stakeholders
Chapter 4 - Suggestions for improving coordination within Defence (PDF 159KB)
Response to domestic disasters
Chapter 5 - Opportunities to increase regional resilience (PDF 177KB)
Increase regional resilience through greater climate security leadership
Embed climate change across Australia's aid program
Provide additional climate-related official development assistance
Human mobility
Chapter 6 - Conclusions and recommendations (PDF 45KB)
Commonwealth government coordination
Reducing climate risks
Building resilience in the region
Additional Comments by Coalition Senators (PDF 33KB)
Report and findings
Response to recommendations
Additional Comments from the Australian Greens (PDF 20KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 12KB)
Appendix 2 - Additional information and answers to questions on notice (PDF 10KB)
Additional information
Answers to questions on notice
Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 10KB)
Tuesday 20 March 2018 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535