Climate change will impact on the way we live and work in the Redlands. Scientific evidence suggests that we can expect our future climate to be hotter and drier with more frequent and severe drought. We will experience more intense rainfall events, associated flooding and increased intensity of storms and winds. These changes, combined with rising sea levels, may result in more frequent and extreme storm tides and greater potential for coastal flooding affecting homes, businesses and essential services.
Read Confronting our Climate Future - Redland City Council response to climate change [PDF 1.7MB]
||Action to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere
- The collective effect of taking action will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide equivalents - CO2e).
- It will help to prevent global temperatures increasing by more than 2 °C.
- It will help to decrease the rate and magnitude of climate change impacts, thereby decreasing the need for ‘adaptation’ in the future.
||Action in response to actual or projected changes in climate and their impacts, leading to a reduction in risks or a realisation of benefits.
At home – be prepared, have a plan, talk to your neighbour, update your insurance.
At work – Get Ready Redlands. Plan and understand how your organisation will respond to and recover from a climate (extreme weather event) disaster or emergency.
- It will improve our ability to cope with climate change.
- We are ready and prepared for the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.
- We prepare and update disaster and emergency management plans to be ready for the additional impacts that are likely from changing climate scenarios.