Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Hazards Profiles
The Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Hazards Profiles have been developed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage in collaboration with the Bureau of Meteorology, the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services, and the University of Wollongong under the auspices of the NSW State Emergency Management Committee.
Profiles have been developed for each NSW State Plan region and are intended to inform decision makers about:
The likely impacts were determined based on the climate projections developed for the NSW Climate Impact Profile.
Read the overview of likely changes to natural hazards for NSW: Statewide Overview (10597CCNatHazardStateSummary.pdf, 227KB)
The Profiles for each State Plan region are also available for download:
The current resolution of global climate models means that relatively large damaging weather events such as East Coast Lows are currently not captured. OEH is leading a multi-institutional research initiative to address specific research gaps.
Page last updated: 27 May 2011