Adapting to climate change
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.
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.