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The think tank brought together regional practitioners and national and international climate change adaptation researchers to identify regional challenges, knowledge needs and adaptation strategies.
Large scale social change is required to recognise climate risks and effectively respond to them. It should not take disasters to provoke action or create the realisation that governments or communities are not sufficiently well-prepared to deal with the impacts of climate-related event.
This working paper described what ‘adapting’ to climate change means by clarifying commonly used terminology and how these different concepts are used in policy development in Australia, and other parts of the world.).
Capital investment in transport, roads, health, water and electricity, amongst other sectors, is significant both in dollar terms and in its potential to interact with climate change adaptation strategies. The general lack of formalised approaches to assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of capital...
Adaptation issues across all businesses relate to coping with extreme temperatures, water restrictions, fire or flood. When climatic variations result in fire and flood the impact is felt by all businesses. Adaptation through planning and preparation is seen as an essential strategy for the sustainability...
This guide can support all levels of government, irrespective of sector, in working out how climate change impacts may affect their respective services and programs, and how to best prepare for and respond to current and future climatic changes
The Framing Adaptation project explored different ways of describing and approaching climate change adaptation at the conceptual, theoretical and operational levels. Focusing on local government in Victoria, it investigated how organisations understand and interpret adaptation, how they conduct adaptation planning and make decisions in the...
Five CSOs and PCPs participated in the tools-testing phase of the project. The Grampians and Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership was one of the five organisations which aimed to gain a better understanding of how identified climate change adaptation needs can best be responded to using...
Five CSOs and PCPs participated in the tools-testing phase of the project. The Dame Pattie Menzies Centre was one of the five organisations which aimed to gain a better understanding of how identified climate change adaptation needs can best be met using existing decision-support tools....
Victorian business and industry play an important part in the Australian economy, producing almost one quarter of the nation's GDP. Ensuring long-term economic sustainability requires that overall productivity is maintained and that key industry sectors continue to grow. Understanding how this can be achieved on...