POLICY 3: TRIENNIAL NATIONAL CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENTS
- Based on the model used in the USA, with triennial reports to Parliament, prepared by a high-level expert group working with relevant agencies including BoM, CSIRO and university researchers, to provide a regular, publicly-available assessment of climate trends, risks and impacts.
- In short, it would provide a regular national synthesis, in the way the IPCC aims to do at a global level. This capacity is missing at the moment. It is a necessary part of an effective climate-security risk assessment process.
POLICY 4: BUILD AN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PREVENTION & RESILIENCE FRAMEWORK
- Prepare a prevention and mitigation roadmap based on the best scientific advice and a precautionary risk-management framework.
- We must prepare for a world of rapidly changing global alliances and institutions; we cannot rely primarily on reactive responses as we have, given the growing scale and complexity of the threats we face as a nation.
- Military concepts of protection, prevention, preparedness and leadership will be critically important in addressing the climate emergency.