Abstract: This report is a review of current literature and research on climate change projections, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, energy futures and carbon economies in remote Australia. It is intended to inform research frameworks and directions for the research project Climate Change Adaptation, Energy Futures and Carbon Economies in Remote Australia within the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP). Remote Australia is defined to include both Remote and Very Remote Australia according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (ABS 2012). Remote Australia has notably different characteristics from the rest of Australia. In the 2006 census (ABS 2006), remote Australia was home to 470,000 people – including 2.3% the Australian population overall, but 24% of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. While diverse, remote Australia has shared systemic properties as well as a shared history of persistent disadvantage and poverty, particularly among many of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents. These systemic, remote-region characteristics will interact with climate change and energy futures, resulting in impacts, vulnerabilities and opportunities different from those in coastal regions of Australia.
Maru, YT., Chewings, V., Sparrow, A., 2012, Climate change adaptation, energy futures and carbon economies in remote Australia: a review of the current literature, research and policy., Volume:CW005, Report, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4603.