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Great Barrier Reef and climate change : laws, institutions and resilience

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Mohammad Azam, Delwar Akbar, Lindsay Greer
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an international and national ecological icon. It attracts millions of visitors to Australia every year. Although GBR is recognised as one of the best-managed coral reef systems in the world, climate-related events have already caused significant damage to it. To minimise the extent of damage to the Great Barrier Reef due to climate change, international, federal (Commonwealth) and state (Queensland) laws and institutions provide different tools and control mechanisms to increase the resilience of GBR. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the existing laws, regulations, plans and institutions for the maintenance and conservation of GBR. The paper concludes with some legal and institutional guidelines to improve resilience from the impacts of climate change in GBR.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

1

End Page

6

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

01/01/2009

ISBN-10

1921047623

Location

Rockhampton, Qld.

Publisher

Engineers Australia and CQUniversity

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Management; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Central Region Engineering Conference