Integrated Regional Vulnerability Assessment: North Coast of New South Wales: Volume 2: Priority Sector Workshops - Summary Findings

From February to April 2014, the Office of Environment and Heritage conducted six sector-based workshops in the North Coast region to assess the likely impacts and vulnerabilities of these sectors to climate change.

1 April 2016
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Report
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-221-5
  • ID OEH20150877
  • File PDF 0.9MB
  • Pages 62
  • Name integrated-regional-vulnerability assessment-north-coast-nsw-volume-2-150877.pdf

A total of 95 participants were involved from 42 different government organisations involved in providing North Coast based services (local, state and federal).

The workshops addressed the priority sector areas for the North Coast that had been identified by the steering committee. The five priority sectors were:

  • industry and economy
  • landscapes and ecosystems
  • settlements and infrastructure
  • emergency management
  • human services.

Workshops were based on a participatory and systems thinking approach to enable workshop members to conceive of their role and organisation as a part of the wider regional dynamic.

Participants were presented with the projected changes to climate for the North Coast region and then asked to collectively construct influence diagrams to show climate change impact pathways and relationships with other sectors.

Having established the context for potential changes to business operation and sectoral function as a consequence of these impacts, adaptive capacity was assessed.