08 Jan 2017

Adaptation planning with various levels of government in Victoria: Knowledge, Tools and Principles

Carl Larsen, Shelley McGuinness and Shayne Annett

Planning for adaptation to climate change will be important in enabling government and organisations respond to likely impacts, including increased extreme events (IPCC 2007; IPCC 2012).

In several recent projects, we have assisted local and state government agencies in Victoria to prepare climate change adaptation plans. The knowledge requirements of stakeholders, and tools used, are critical to adaptation planning. We have identified a number of common principles that can be applied to future adaption planning. We aim to use our experience to highlight factors that we believe are integral to successful adaptation planning.

Read the poster here, presented at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility; Climate Adaptation 2013 Knowledge & Partnerships Conference, Sydney (2013).