Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

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Our new Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, adopted on 15 August 2022, covers the period 2022 to 2033.

In September of 2019, a climate emergency was declared across Cardinia Shire Council. Climate change-induced natural hazards are increasing both in magnitude and frequency, which is having adverse effects on our ecosystems, human health and economy. Council is dedicated to supporting the community adapt to these climate change challenges.

Through the consultation process you identified action priorities over the short, medium and long term timeframes. Your responses to the Adaptation Strategy engagement survey have helped us prioritise actions which include:

  • increasing the awareness and preparedness to natural hazards
  • developing an urban forest strategy
  • developing a resilient agriculture program.

The Climate Change Adaptation Strategy will provide the guiding pathways to reduce the community’s vulnerability to adverse climate events and promote the resilience of social, ecological and economic systems. Adaptation planning will embed adaptive measures into council operations and processes, as well as recommend actions for the community to reduce their vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

View the strategy here.

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