Urban Food Security, Urban Resilience and Climate Change

Burton, Paul, Lyons, Kristen, Richards, Carol, Amati, Marco, Rose, Nicholas, Des Fours, Lotus, Pires, Victor, & Barclay, Rochelle (2013) Urban Food Security, Urban Resilience and Climate Change. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Southport, QLD, Australia.

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The growing importance of logistics in increasingly globalised production and consumption systems strengthens the case for explicit consideration of the climate risks that may impact on the operation of ports in the future, as well as the formulation of adaptation responses that act to enhance their resilience. Within a logistics chain, seaports are functional nodes of significant strategic importance, and are considered as critical gateways linking local and national supply chains to global markets. However, they are more likely to be exposed to vagaries of climate-related extreme events due to their coastal locations. As such, they need to be adaptive and respond to the projected impacts of climate change, in particular extreme weather events. These impacts are especially important in the logistics context as they could result in varying degrees of business interruption; including business closure in the worst case scenario. Since trans-shipment of freight for both the import and export of goods and raw materials has a significant impact on Australia’s sustained economic growth it was considered important to undertake a study of port functional assets, to assess their vulnerability to climate change, to model the potential impacts of climate-related extreme events, and to highlight possible adaptation responses.

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ID Code: 68195
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9781921609909
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
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