The Governance Models project has examined the way in which law and governance arrangements shape climate change adaptation in Victoria. The project has focused on enhancing the risk management of extreme events such as flood, bushfire, heat stress, and storm surge by considering how relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, institutional arrangements and regulatory models might be effectively developed to meet the challenge of climate change adaptation. The focus on law and governance has enabled the project to examine a wide range of drivers and mechanisms that influence adaptation around extreme events and drawn attention to the many different actors involved in shaping how climate risk is managed in Victoria, including businesses, households, local and state governments.
This document has been obtained from the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) online knowledge hub hosted by the University of Melbourne and has been listed in the Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation with the permission of the Climate Change Programs division of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Professor Rod Keenan, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. The VCCCAR program funded by the Victorian Government via the then Department of Environment and Primary Industries (later changed to DELWP), ceased activity in June 2014.