My Home is at Risk From Climate Change — Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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Direct Impacts

Adapt-Retreat Matrix (layer 1), by author

Indirect Impacts

Scale of Impact, or Who is Best Placed to Deal With It?

Adapt-Retreat Matrix (layer2), by author

How Much Risk Can You Tolerate?

Adapt-Retreat Matrix (layer3), by author

Is Adaptation Viable?

  • Climate change impacts range from direct to indirect, and from localised scale to large scale
  • There may be direct impacts for your home that can only be addressed at larger scale — City or government
  • Climate adaptation is a team effort and requires collaboration between all levels of government — everyone has a part to play, and adaptation at home may be unviable without this.
  • The gap between what adaptations are necessary and what is affordable can be bridged — through innovative finance, re-allocation of capital, and re-prioritisation of infrastructure strategy

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Climate adaptation architect, striving to help tackle climate change through positive adaptation. Think. Move. Act.

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