Climate change is significantly increasing risk, such as fires, floods, coastal erosion and heat waves to local communities across Australia. Preparing communities for current and future changes to the climate is a critical task and requires protection of life, property and wellbeing. Proactively preparing communities to act prior, during and after disasters builds community resilience to future impacts and minimises risks and consequences.
The Resilient Communities Project will help prepare communities in the SECCCA region for current and future changes to the climate, by improving community preparedness through practical actions, tools, and resources. Project participants will be empowered with information and access to new or improved services enabling them to make individual decisions to prepare for climate change.
The project is being funded by the Minderoo Foundation. Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. In September 2020, Minderoo Foundation along with more than 50 partners launched the Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative, to reduce the harm caused by fires and floods and pivot Australia to become the global leader in fire and flood resilience by 2025.
PROJECT: Resilient Communities
START/FINISH: 2022 / December 2023
FUNDER/GRANT: Minderoo Foundation