Climate change will fundamentally alter our lives and society. Even moderate changes to our ecosystems will affect livelihoods and the wellbeing of communities. Employment patterns will be changed and businesses will incur losses, either directly through supply chain disruptions or indirectly through increased insurance costs. Social and economic disadvantages will be exacerbated, while even subtle changes in climatic conditions could have indirect implications for livelihoods which depend on infrastructure, services and supply chains—which in turn face risk of disruption.
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Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia