Projected impacts due to climate change around Western Port include an increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Typically, the response to these events is provided through a largely volunteer service. The project will provide for intensive community engagement for dealing with emergency response, including developing community preparedness to minimise the impacts of these events.
Before councils can work with their communities in dealing with the impacts of climate change, they need to work out how to communicate what these impacts are. Who in the community do they engage? How do they engage with different groups in communities? These questions were taken up in this project.
PROJECT: Protecting Our Communities from the Impacts of Climate Change
START / FINISH: 2009/2010
FUNDER/GRANT: DSE – Local Sustainability Accord 3