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The ocean and the bush were central to the life of the First Nations people, the traditional owners and original inhabitants of our region. That remains true for our community today.

Climate change is already affecting the way we live. It will continue to impact both our natural environment and the liveability of the Northern Beaches and demands urgent local and global action. We must take the opportunity to work collaboratively with the community and key stakeholders to accelerate action to reduce risks and address long term predicted effects of climate change. This will include impacts from sea level rise, frequency of extreme weather events, bushfires, coastal storms, floods and drought.

In order to manage climate change, a dual approach of both mitigation and adaptation is required.

 

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Adapting to changes in our climate involves research and informed, sustainable plans for the future. Community involvement is critical.