Climate change and the NSW/ACT bushfire threat

update 2016

Lesley Hughes, David Alexander

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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NSW and the ACT are bracing for another severe bushfire season, as climate change continues to drive extreme conditions, our new report has revealed.

The ‘Climate Change and the NSW and ACT Bushfire Threat’ report finds the economic cost of bushfires in the NSW and ACT is approximately $100m this year, with annual bushfire costs projected to more than double by 2050.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherClimate Council of Australia
Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1925573117, 9781925573107, 1925573109, 9781925573114
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Copyright Climate Council of Australia Ltd 2016. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • New South Wales
  • wildfire risk
  • climatic changes
  • ecology
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • fire weather
  • Australia

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