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Video on the Issues Surrounding a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Sydney

Associate Professor Bill Pritchard, used his considerable expertise to lead a research team that advised the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage of these implications.

In this video, Bill Pritchard, a key SEI researcher talks about the economic and industry issues in the development of a climate change adaptation strategy for Sydney.

Our rapidly changing climate will have significant implications for Sydney’s economy. Economic geographer and co-author of Feeding India, Associate Professor Bill Pritchard, used his considerable expertise to lead a research team that advised the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage of these implications. Their final report is one of a series commissioned by OEH, as the NSW government seeks to promote climate adaptation in our city.

Here Professor Pritchard details the key points to emerge from this vital research and explains what this means for policy makers. He outlines a four-point strategy for addressing the links between the economy, industry and climate change (4:27). He reflects on the key changes in Sydney’s shifting economic geography (5:12) before detailing climate change related innovations from which Sydney could benefit (8:43). These include carbon trading (9:24), low-energy manufacturing (11:40) and further exploring the impacts of climate change on the local agricultural industry (14:09). 

To access the video on the University of Sydney YouTube, click here.