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Cross-Scale Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Local Government, Australia

This report documents a study aimed at identifying cross-scale barriers to planned adaptation within the context of local government in Australia, and the development of enabling actions to overcome these barriers. Many of the impacts of climate change and variability have been, or will be, experienced at the local level. As a result, local governments in Australia (and overseas) have initiated plans to adapt to these impacts. However, the pathway to planning and implementation of adaptation is not a barrier-free process.

Final Report: Cross-Scale Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Local Government, Australia

The report outlines the theoretical and conceptual framework underpinning the research, and explains the methodology and activities undertaken to gather data throughout the project. The study used a mixed-methods social research approach, drawing on interviews, case examples and stakeholder workshops, and including participants from within local government and also located in other government agencies and industry groups.

Stocktake of Current Victorian Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Planning

"This report, the Stocktake of Current Victorian Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Planning is the first part of the Supporting Victorian Local Government climate Change Adaptation Planning: Issues, Barriers and Opportunities project. With funding from the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has undertaken this project to analyse the status of, and specific needs and issues relating to, local government adaptation planning.

Moving Boundaries: Managing Development in Regional Coastal Councils in South Australia

In this scoping study a total of twenty development professionals and Councillors on Development Assessment Panels [DAPs] from ten regional Local Government Organisations with coastal frontage were interviewed. The structured interviews were conducted from July to October 2010 and addressed climate change adaptation, amenity migration and new residential developments through a range of themes including capacity, attitudes and perceptions, processes, actions and intentions, and motivators and barriers. A small selection of stakeholders were also interviewed.
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Climate Ready Infrastructure Initiative

Fact sheet summarising a new initiative to ensure that greenhouse gas reduction and climate change adaptation considerations are addressed in applications for State Government grants for new infrastructure.

Climate Change Adaptation Actions for Local Government

This document is a guide to integrating climate change impacts into risk management and other strategic planning activities in Australian public and private sector organisations. The purpose of this Guide is to assist Australian businesses and organisations to adapt to climate change.

Climate Change Impacts And Risk Management: A Guide for Business and Government

This document is a guide to integrating climate change impacts into risk management and other strategic planning activities in Australian public and private sector organisations. The purpose of this Guide is to assist Australian businesses and organisations to adapt to climate change.

Adaptation and Risk Management

A working paper on climate change risk assessment methodologies. It provides a general overview of the types of methodologies and sponsor organisations. It provides an overview of the different generations of risk assessment and their associated scenario requirement.

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