About this document
The National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy (the Strategy) positions Australia to better anticipate, manage and adapt to climate change. 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. Even with global action to reduce emissions, the impacts of climate change will continue to increase over the coming decades. Adapting and building resilience to our future climate is vital to our future prosperity.
The Strategy is designed to support governments, communities and businesses to better adapt, recognising that adaptation is a shared responsibility that requires sustained and ongoing action. The Strategy operates across four domains — natural, built, social and economic — to drive forward adaptation. It recognises that effective adaptation must be: informed by the best available science and information; delivered through partnerships and investments; and guided by effective governance and coordination.