Climate Adaption and Resilience

While everyone can do their bit to minimise this impact into the future, the irreversible impacts to our climate can be addressed through adaptation and resilience initiatives.

Fortunately most energy reduction initiatives also provide enhanced climate resilience. For example, insulation, improved appliance efficiency and solar PV generation all contribute to a building being more comfortable in a warming climate. While community energy networks and microgrids can ensure local electricity supply when the grid is down.

Climate Ready Hume

DELWP’s Climate Ready Hume is a locally relevant resource for climate adaptation and resilience initiatives, information sessions, grant and funding opportunities etc. You can sign up to receive their monthly newsletter. 

Hume Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy can provide guidance to locals and other organisations in the region hoping to create their own climate action plans.

Drawing on knowledge of Sovereign First Nations People

The traditional custodians of our land have unique and continuing connection to the lands and waters of our shire and have managed land and water sustainably for thousands of generations.

Engagement with sovereign first nations people should be considered when establishing climate adaptation and resilience measures relevant to the natural environment. 

Council is currently developing its own Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). You can find out more about the RAP here.

Emergency Management planning

Council’s Municipal Emergency Management Plan is now available to view through the website. The goal of municipal emergency planning is to complement, and support emergency planning strategies developed at state, regional and national levels by providing local knowledge and expertise and documenting capacity and responsibilities within a defined municipal space. More information can be found here.

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