Research leader

Geoff Brown Research Leader

Research team

Stephen Atkinson Research Team
Prof Lauren Rickards Research Team
Dr Adriana Keating Research Team

Fire and emergency services agencies need to adapt to and be prepared for a future where the changing climate will influence the services they deliver, and how they deliver those services.

The project seeks to answer the question: how can fire and emergency service agencies develop and use forward-looking (and linked) climate and social change scenarios to best prepare their businesses so that they can continue to provide effective services in a climate-challenged world? The aim of this project, therefore, is to build capabilities of emergency service agencies across Australia and New Zealand in testing their capabilities against plausible futures to inform their strategic planning and associated preparedness activities.

This information will then be used to develop a suite of scenario-based tools that can be used by emergency service agencies across Australia and New Zealand to aid their strategic planning and associated preparedness activities. The ultimate aim is to allow those agencies to test plausible futures against their agency’s capabilities.