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About AdaptNSW

About AdaptNSW

Who we are and what we do 

The AdaptNSW website has been produced by the NSW Government to inform and empower communities, businesses, households and government to adapt to climate change.

Action by all sectors of society on climate change continues to grow as the effects and risks are becoming more evident, and we are confronted with more extreme weather events.

The AdaptNSW website is a source you can trust, that provides relevant, localised information to keep you informed and help you adapt to climate change.

What do we hope to achieve? 

Our purpose is to help NSW take action and adapt to climate change, to build a more resilient and low emissions future for this generation and the next. 

We will do this by: 

  1. Providing relevant and credible information on climate change.
  2. Providing practical actions to help individuals and different sectors of society adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  3. Giving the people of NSW the tools to access localised climate change and hazard information.
  4. Providing case studies of adaptation that inspire action. 

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NSW news and events

06 Nov 2023

As Australia’s climate changes, we must consider how separate risks may converge to create compound events.

Close up of two signs saying 'water over road' and 'road closed' partially covered by flood water on a road
06 Nov 2023

The argument about ‘why’ we must adapt our communities to climate change has been settled. The big question now is how will we do it and who will pay?

2 small business owners in their cellar smiling at the camera
06 Nov 2023

How business can understand transition risk and glean the greatest opportunities for directing capital into adaptation

Barista making coffee at The Wharf Local cafe in Tathra.
06 Nov 2023

The affordability and accessibility of insurance is expected to become harder as our climate changes, and the impacts will not be shared equally.

Aerial view of town centre with roads, streets and houses