Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit
Adaptation is not just about the risks to be endured due to climate variability. As the climate is changing so too is the operating environment for councils. Council decision-making processes need to support and strengthen the capacity of staff to identify inherent opportunities that arise from change, as well as the risks. ICLEI Oceania has been working with councils to build such capacity through the delivery of its CCP Adaptation Initiative, which benefits from the learnings of the CCP Program and the Australian Government's risk management work. The result of the first year's work on the Adaptation Initiative is the Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit. This toolkit has been developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and has been piloted with five local Councils from around Australia.