NRM in a Changing Climate
Western Australia shows clear indications of being negatively affected by a changing climate:
- Unprecedentedly high temperatures that are increasing each year
- Dangerous climate ‘hot spots’ appearing in most of Western Australia’s biodiversity hotspots.
NRM WA has responded quickly and efficiently, showing national leadership in overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation. It has achieved this by producing pragmatic but scientifically rigorous actions that can help mitigate the impact of climate change.
“MCAS-S (Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell for Spatial Decision Support) allows community and stakeholders to have direct input into regional priorities and decision-making. It is used to identify priority areas for carbon bio-sequestration. Groups and community soon recognised the benefit of being able to undertake this very interactive and visual planning process to prioritise areas for biodiversity protection. The datasets created through this process are a legacy which will allow each of the NRMs to capitalise on this investment to support other projects for years to come.”
For information regarding climate change for your local area, please check your region’s website.