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Bushfire risks and impacts research

Summary of research

Climate change is expected to increase bushfire risk across most parts of NSW. However, the exact impacts are uncertain, as climate change has different affects on the key bushfire factors: the presence of fuel, drying out of fuel, weather conditions and ignition sources. This research provides information on how climate change is likely to affect bushfire factors, and the impacts on people and the environment. This information can be used by decision makers, planners and researchers to inform safer decisions around management, land use and planning to mitigate bushfire risks.

Reports

download  Climate Change Impacts on Bushfire Risk in NSW (PDF 804KB) – published 2015, a technical report on how climate change is likely to affect key bushfire factors: fuel, drying of fuel, weather conditions and ignition sources.

download  Effects of Climate Change on Bushfire Threats to Biodiversity, Ecosystem Processes and People in the Sydney Region (PDF 5.5MB) – published 2008, a study of approaches to understanding risks to key values and how they may be impacted by climate change.

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