Terms of Reference

The implications of climate change for Australia’s national security with particular reference to:

  1. the threats and long-term risks posed by climate change to national security and international security, including those canvassed in the National security implications of climate-related risks and a changing climate report by the United States Department of Defense;
  2. the role of both humanitarian and military response in addressing climate change, and the means by which these responses are implemented;
  3. the capacity and preparedness of Australia’s relevant national security agencies to respond to climate change risks in our region;
  4. the role of Australia’s overseas development assistance in climate change mitigation and adaptation more broadly;
  5. the role of climate mitigation policies in reducing national security risks; and
  6. any other related matters.

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