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Climate Change and Health

An emerging issue that has come out of the climate change debate in recent times is the range of consequences it may impose on on human health. Continue reading

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State climate strategy: call for public feedback

“Embracing the Climate Challenge” has been finally released in late December.

There is an extended period in which make pubic submissions, so now is the time to do that. The deadline is March 25. Continue reading

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Facing up to climate change risks

Climate Tasmania held the third of its information forums on August 24. Here we looked into the major risks that Tasmania faces as the world’s climate heats up, and likely implications for Tasmanian society.

This forum focussed on three major risks that Tasmania is likely to face: 1) an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires 2) an accelerating increase in sea level rise and 3) significant implications for human health. To explore these themes we invited expert speakers in each of these three areas to provide presentations. Continue reading

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Invitation to climate risk forum

Drought – catastrophic bushfires – extreme temperatures – habitat disruption – human migration – crop damage – coastal erosion – spread of diseases.

• What are the main climate change risks that Tasmania will face?

• How well are we prepared to deal with those risks?

• How good is Tasmania’s risk information?
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Climate and food are joined at the hip!

Food production is the world’s biggest industry. It comprises 10% of global GDP and accounts for 40% of the world’s land area. It depends on functioning ecosystem services and reliable climatic conditions.

Climate change is likely to have profound impacts on food production at the same time that energy-intensive food production practices themselves contribute to the global climate challenge. Continue reading

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About Climate Tasmania

Climate Tasmania is an expert body that replaced the Tasmanian Climate Action Council (TCAC) – an advisory body that was initiated by the Lennon State Government to provide advice on climate change. The TCAC was disbanded by the incumbent state government in … Continue reading

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Climate Tasmania launched

Climate advocacy has a new voice in Tasmania, with the launch of an expert body that is committed to lifting the profile of climate change across both government and business sectors.

Its aim is to: Provide timely, independent and authoritative advice to Tasmanian business, government and community leaders on climate change and appropriate policy responses.

Launching Climate Tasmania, Professor Lesley Hughes described human induced climate change as the greatest challenge that human civilisation may ever have to face.

“Tasmania, like everywhere else, will be heavily impacted by the advance of climate change, but it also has tremendous opportunities to take a leading role in dealing with the issue.” Continue reading

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Contact us

• Email: climatetasmania@gmail.com • Postal: PO Box 3199, West Hobart, Tasmania 7000 • Telephone: 0427 355 951 Please lodge your name and email at the above email address if you wish to be placed onto mailing list for occasional updates. … Continue reading

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About Climate Tasmania

‘Out of the ashes’ Climate Tasmania is a non-government advisory body formed in October 2014. It’s general aim is to: ‘Provide timely, independent and authoritative advice to Tasmanian business, government and community leaders on climate change and appropriate policy responses.’ This … Continue reading

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TASMANIA’S POST-COVID RECOVERY

Online Public consultation is now open. Although multiple scholarly articles and media reports have been explaining how covid-19 and the climate crisis are part of the same battle – and therefore must be dealt with in tandem – there’s a … Continue reading

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