Framing adaptation responses in the Victorian context

This project funded by the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) and coordinated by the Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) aims to develop and test an operational framing of climate change adaptation, which will act as a decision-making ‘roadmap’ to better inform policy and practice by Victorian authorities at the local and regional levels. This project seeks to translate scientific and conceptual discourse on adaptation into a language more accessible to end-users, such as State and local decision-makers, to effectively support adaptation activity and the building of local adaptive capacity.

4 areas of inquiry will address the following framing issues:

1) Development of an overarching framework for adaptation (the ‘roadmap’),
2) economic impact assessment and preliminary costing of climate change for vulnerable sectors in Victoria,
3) iterative testing of the adaptation framework in selected case study locations, and
4) perceptions, attitudes and local narratives on climate-related risks and the management of uncertainty.

Project partners include: DSE, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), CSIRO, the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and local governments in the case study locations (Port Fairy, City of Melbourne, and Bendigo).

Start By not provided
Completed By ongoing
Funding VCCCAR
Program Climate Change Adaptation
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia