Climate change poses many risks for government service provision. RMCG were engaged by the Department inform the development of Victoria’s first Climate Change Adaptation Plan. This project:
- Prioritised climate risks to the Victorian Government, drawing on data in eleven existing sector papers using agreed prioritisation criteria
- Provided a report that summarised prioritised statewide climate risks and risks to each of Victoria’s six regions. The six regions aligned with the five rural Victorian Government regions and an amalgamated metropolitan Melbourne region. Sector papers and workshop/s with key policy staff informed this report
- Undertook a targeted external stakeholder engagement process to obtain feedback on the development of the Adaptation Plan and prepared a summary of this feedback.
The outcome of project was a robust and representative whole-of-government report on how to best minimise the impact of climate change on Victoria’s regions and government service delivery.