We chose to apply the Climate Change Adaptation Navigator (The Navigator) out of a suite of tools presented to meet our adaptation needs. The Navigator is a web-based guidance framework developed as part of a VCCCAR research project entitled: ‘Framing multi-level and multi-actor adaptation responses in the Victorian context’ (Framing Adaptation). Although at a conceptual stage, the Navigator can be used as a facilitation tool to investigate the varying stages on the adaptation journey appropriate to GPPCPs member agencies. It can be used either as a hard copy map to facilitate discussion and draw on the journey of adaptation, or as an interactive website.
Our organisation has been involved in a project funded by the Victorian government through the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR). The project entitled ‘Implementing tools to increase adaptive capacity in the community and natural resources management sectors’ (Implementing Adaptation in the following) has been conducted to gain a better understanding of the adaptation capabilities and needs of three types of government service providers and funded agencies. These were catchment management authorities (CMAs), community service organisations (CSOs), and primary care partnerships (PCPs) and the purpose of the project was to facilitate the implementation and testing of tools and methodologies for climate change adaptation planning.
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.