Adapting to climate change

Adaptation Toolkit for the Hepburn Shire

In 2022 Hepburn Z-NET mapped out our local climate data and investigated how to build our community’s adaptive capacity and resilience in the face of climate change.  The project put together a guide to climate adaptation in Hepburn Shire.  This is a public resource which can be used for ongoing public engagement, education, awareness raising, collation and amplification of community project ideas. 

Grampians Regional Climate Adaptation Strategy

To support climate change adaptation the Victorian Government has created a $9.3 million program called ‘Supporting our Regions to Adapt’. This program is currently seeking information from those working on adaptation programs or strategies. If you would like to be involved jump on their website linked above.

Regional Adaptation Snapshot: Grampians

Stemming from the Grampians Regional Climate Adaptation Strategy, you can access and view the Regional Adaptation Snapshot, a concise overview of key priorities for adaptation in the Grampians.

Health impacts and climate change

Sustainability Victoria has now published social research looking at the links between physical and mental health challenges triggered by climate change. You can view the report via the link above.

Victorian perceptions of climate change

Sustainability Victoria has also looked at Victorian perceptions of climate change, demonstrating that there is both a high level of concern and interest in acting on climate change. You can read the full report or watch summary videos via the link above.

Bushfire Resilient Land and Climate Care

Co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren has written a small guide looking at the impacts of colonisation for Australian bushfire and how the community can take bottom-up action to enable greater resilience. This guide is publicly accessible through the link above.

Goathand Co-operative

Using hand tools and managed goat browsing techniques Goathand Co-op transitions weedy, fire-prone forests into biodiverse grassy woodlands. Their method aims to encourage biodiversity, build soil humus, hold soil moisture, mitigate dominant weeds and reduce bushfire risk. You can find out more on their blog linked above.