Queensland is no stranger to harsh weather and its damaging effects. We have seen first hand the devastation that extreme weather can cause to our landscape, communities and economy. Scientists warn that Queensland is likely to be severely impacted by changes in temperature, rainfall, sea level and extreme weather events. As our knowledge of climate science, climate change impacts and potential risks evolves, our policy responses need to be reassessed. This is the Queensland Government's climate change adaptation issues paper, which explores projected risks and adaptation actions.