Tuesday, 3 November 2009


The NSW Government's Sea Level Rise Policy Statement (don't call it a Policy!) is finally on exhibition.

The Policy Statement specifies sea level planning benchmarks for the NSW coastline, which are 40 centimetres by 2050 and 90 centimetres by 2100 above 1990 mean sea levels.

These are based on the 2007 IPCC modelling which is now about four years out-of-date!

(The modelling, reporting, reviewing, drafting, finalising the IPCC documents take some time!)

See the draft Statement (don't call it a Policy!) on the Department of Planning website.

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