Economics and Future Scenarios

Introduction

Understanding of bushfire impact on human communities, the environment and the economy is limited and, in some cases, anecdotal at best .

Understanding of this under future alternate scenarios of climate/global change are largely lacking because the scenario and economic modelling have been undertaken independently.

Thus policy and decision-making is not fully informed.

The challenge is to do rigorous work in a new area, involving a synthesis of scenarios and economics, that will contribute enhanced solutions to fire, which is a multi-stakeholder, multi-scale, multi-variable problem.

Expected outcomes

  • Better insight into a range of alternate future fire scenarios
  • Insights into key examples of likely economic consequences
  • Facilitation of significantly improved decision making/policy among a range of stakeholders and within specific ‘industries’ (e.g. insurance, water)
  • Enhanced mutual understanding between fire modelling groups, and between science, economics and policy communities
  • Peer-reviewed, published science on the interaction between fire scenarios and economic consequences

Project Leader

Dr Geoff Cary
Stakeholder Council and Project Leader

Lead End User

Lead End User

Projects in this group

Addressing the impacts of climate and global change on fire regimes is one of the most important strategic issues confronting bushfire managers in Australia. This project investigated the future scenarios for Australian bushfires and explored the role of economic evaluation in informing bushfire management and...

Addressing the impacts of climate and global change on fire regimes is one of the most important strategic issues confronting bushfire managers in Australia. This project investigated the future scenarios for Australian bushfires and explored the role of economic evaluation in informing bushfire management and...

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