Coastal assets worth $226 billion exposed to climate change impacts by 2100
Governments at all levels need to be aware of the potential future costs of climate change. In June 2011 a supplement to Climate Change Risks to Australia's Coasts was released.
The new report Climate Change Risks to Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure presents additional data on the exposure of commercial buildings (e.g. retail precincts), light industrial buildings, and transport infrastructure (road, rail, tramways).
Greater than $226 billion in coastal assets are potentially exposed to inundation and erosion hazards at a sea level rise of 1.1 metres (high end scenario for 2100).
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