Climate Science Initiative

Producing and communicating local climate information to help Western Australians adapt to our changing climate
Last updated: 30 March 2023

Understanding our variable and changing climate is critical to developing and implementing solutions for a resilient, low-carbon Western Australia. 

The Climate Science Initiative will produce the most reliable and comprehensive Western Australian climate change projections to date, extending 75 years into the future.

Translating this science into local insights will be critical to helping non-specialists understand and apply the information. Communities, businesses, and all levels of government will then be better placed to respond to the impacts of climate change.

This includes helping government better protect the state’s unique biodiversity, plan for more intense climate extremes like tropical storms, floods, and bushfires, and support major investment decisions in areas such as energy infrastructure, planning and regional development.

Established in 2021, the Climate Science Initiative is being led by the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. It is working in partnership with Murdoch University and the New South Wales Government’s Department of Planning and Environment via the NSW and Australian Regional Climate Modelling Project (NARCliM), and the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre.

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