The project was undertaken to strengthen knowledge about the most effective ways to develop and use scenario based strategies to improve climate change adaptation decision making and planning. The research draws particularly on the recent experience of Victorian climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners. It involved a variety of data collection methods including: review of national and international literature; case study inventory; online survey of 100 climate change adaptation policy makers and practitioners; interviews with key informants from the Victorian Government, climate adaptation experts and scenario planning practitioners; commissioning and presentation of four critical perspectives
papers; stakeholder workshops and further consultation on drafts. Together with the Scenarios for Climate Adaptation Report this guidebook communicates valuable information and makes a contribution to the limited empirical research into the key emerging lessons about using scenario planning to assist with climate change adaptation.


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.

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