Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper. EDO strongly supports the development of a National Adaptation Plan, and notes this was a recommendation in EDO’s Roadmap for Climate Reform.

This submission makes recommendations in 6 areas in relation to the Issues Paper:

  1. Ongoing mitigation actions are essential for adaptation planning.
  2. Adaptation planning must rely on the best available science.
  3. Adaptation must be embedded into all relevant policy and decision-making.
  4. Adaptation planning should be informed by equity.
  5. First Nations communities should be able to determine their own adaptation actions.
  6. The Plan should require regular monitoring, reporting, and updating.