About this document
Climate change poses growing challenges to our economic prosperity, the amenity of cities and regions, the health of our environment and ecosystem services, and the wellbeing of our communities.
Adaptation is a critical part of our response to climate change. Successful adaptation will prepare communities, buildings and infrastructure, ecosystems and our economy for a changing climate, and ensure our prosperity, security, and continued economic growth.
Adaptation involves a range of broad, cross-sectoral challenges. An effective national adaptation response requires coordinated action across the natural, built, social and economic domains.
The National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy 2021 to 2025 uses these four domains to frame Australia’s approach to coordinated adaptation.
This document showcases key examples of Australian Government adaptation efforts across each domain including where actions deliver across multiple domains:
- Natural domain – Landscapes, seascapes, ecosystems, agricultural lands, plants and animals.
- Built domain – Human-made surroundings, structures and infrastructure to facilitate human activity.
- Social domain – People, communities, culture, institutions, support systems and interactions.
- Economic domain – The production and consumption of goods. Productivity, financial systems, and economy.