Social Impacts of Climate Change



CSIRO CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

DEPARTMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AUSTRALIA The Department of Climate Change was established on 3 December 2007. On 8 March 2010, as a result of Machinery of Government changes, a new Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency was established.

SOUTH EAST COUNCILS CLIMATE CHANGE ALLIANCE The South East Councils Climate Change Alliance - SECCCA - is a network of 8 Councils in the south east making a regional response to climate change. SECCCA carries out projects in greenhouse gas abatement, in sequestration and in adaptation on behalf of its Council members.

THE NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION RESEARCH FACILITY Leading the research community in a national interdisciplinary effort to generate the information needed by decision-makers in government and in vulnerable sectors and communities to manage the risks of climate change impacts.

VICTORIAN CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION RESEARCH VCCCAR is a multi-institutional research organisation whose focus is primarily actor-based research. This is developed through collaborative partnerships with universities, government, private and community sectors. The purpose of our research is to assist the development of policy and build understanding and capacity in relation to adaptation across the private and public sectors in Victoria.

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT – UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is Victoria's lead government agency for sustainable management of water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests and ecosystems. In relation to climate change, DSE has responsibility for climate change science, adaptation and carbon policy.

VICTORIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH There is widespread agreement that the climate is changing due to a wide range of natural and human factors. The World Health Organisation, and others, now recognises that climate change is not simply an environmental or developmental issue; it is a significant and emerging threat to human health and wellbeing.


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