Cities for Climate Change Australia Adaptation Initiative: Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit

This toolkit includes tools and exercises tested by five pilot councils (Bayside City Council; Hornsby Shire Council; Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale; City of Sydney; and Townsville City Council, including the former Thuringowa City Council) and reviewed by several observer councils. The tools and exercises are designed to help councils navigate through an enhanced risk management process (see Sections 2–7), or adaptive management process, in a way that helps them identify aspects of their internal decision-making processes that need to be enhanced to appropriately and routinely plan for the impacts of climate change, as well as to generate and implement a plan to manage the risks and harness the opportunities identified as priorities for their municipalities.