Posts tagged ‘climate change adaptation’

August 29, 2012

New paper: ‘How to make climate change research relevant for Indigenous communities in Torres Strait, Australia’

Originally posted on Claire O'Neill:

My first peer-reviewed article, which I co-authored with Donna Green and Willie Lui, is now available online. In it, we explore possible explanations of why one island in the Torres Strait issued a public refusal to allow further scientific research on climate change on their island – despite general recognition that adapting to climate change is an important priority for Torres Strait communities.

If you aren’t able to access it through the link provided, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to email you a copy.

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June 5, 2012

Australian Government promises at least $5 million for sea walls on Saibai and Boigu

Breached sea wall on Saibai Island during king tides

The Australian Government announced that up to $12 million will be made available to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Torres Strait Regional Authority to support much-needed coastal infrastructure upgrades. $5 million in funding will come from the Regional Development Australia Fund, with the possibility of an additional $7 million if the Queensland Government will match the funding.

The Australian Government initially promised $22 million to support this work, but they backflipped on this promise only months later.

Related media coverage:

SBS (listen): Funds for Torres Strait Sea Walls

ABC News: Crean urges seawalls fund partnership

SMH: Federal government to fund Torres Strait sea walls

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