Project: Future Fires

Climate hazards synthesis (Bushfire)

Every 5 years the Victorian Government delivers a Climate Hazards Synthesis report, with the next one due in 2024. This DEECA-funded project is contributing the bushfire chapter to the Climate Hazards Synthesis report. It aims to summarise the state of knowledge of climate and climate change influences on bushfire risk in Victoria, including observed changes as well as projected changes under global warming.

Project timeline: 09/2023 – 06/2024

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