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Adaptation and resilience in the Torres Strait

Adaptation and resilience in the Torres Strait

Torres Strait Islander men dancing a tradition dance, Torres Strait, Queensland

With climate change predicted to bring more intense storms, heatwaves and flooding to the Torres Strait, 2 key Queensland Government programs are helping the area’s regional council prepare for the future.

The QCoast2100 program assists coastal councils to develop coastal hazard adaptation plans, while the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils program aims to support local government leadership in responding to climate change.

The Queensland Government is also working with the Torres Strait Climate Leaders, with representatives from Torres Strait Island Regional Council, Torres Shire Council, and Torres Strait Regional Authority, to implement the Torres Strait Regional Adaptation and Resilience Plan, which will develop further opportunities to increase resilience in the region.

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