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Background    

A computer based tool is being developed in order to facilitate a process whereby strategic municipal development plans and policies can be evaluated within the context of climate change.

Current Status of Project

A Beta version of the Integrated Assessment Tool has been developed. This version includes a database which contains the climate protection documentation produced by the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, an emission forecasting model and a spatial tool which allows the projected climate change impacts for two future timeframes to be displayed. The key sectors profiled in the tool are: rainfall, runoff, temperature, certain crop yields, health impacts and sea level rise.

Future Activities

The Beta version of the Integrated Assessment Tool has been reviewed by municipal stakeholders and this feedback is currently being used to refine and finalise the tool.