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Great Barrier Reef Islands are on the frontline of the effects of climate change such as sea level rise and extreme weather events. The consequences of these effects have a profound impact on the communities living on these islands. To ensure the wellbeing and the continuation of the livelihood and of the way of life of island communities, developing resilience strategies is key. This project empowers the community to be better equipped to face the challenges of climate change as well as reduce the expenses associated to energy usage, water and waste management.
EarthCheck, as mandated by the Queensland Government, carried out the Decarbonisation of Great Barrier Reef Islands - Whole of Community Pilot project to work with the Masig (Yorke) Island, Palm Island, and Magnetic Island communities to develop resiliency and increase the sustainability of island activities. This project was carried out in partnership with Arup, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, as well as Regional Economic Solutions and ended in January 2021.
For final project reports and documents, please select from the islands below.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
Images courtesy: Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)