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TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CLIMATE CHANGE RISK INDEX FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT: SOME EVIDENCE FROM COASTAL COUNCILS IN AUSTRALIA

Nick Sciulli

DOI: 10.22495/cocv10i4c2art4

Abstract

The objective of this investigation is to assess the views of coastal council managers regarding which infrastructure assets are vulnerable to climate change to develop a Climate Change Risk Index. There are several implications emanating from this study including that local council managers will require more reporting guidance from federal and state governments. Adequate and consistent reporting across local councils can be used as a means of protecting infrastructure at risk to climate change. This paper contributes to the topical area of the risk climate change could pose for local council infrastructure assets. There are important implications for the safeguarding and maintenance of infrastructure in the face of increasing climatic events.

Keywords: Local Government, Climate Change Adaptation, Infrastructure Assets

How to cite this paper: Sciulli, N. (2013). Towards the development of a climate change risk index for local government: Some evidence from coastal councils in Australia. Corporate Ownership & Control, 10(4-2), 276-282. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv10i4c2art4

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