Exploring climate impacts and vulnerabilities in Greater Melbourne
In 2018 NAGA worked with the other Greater Melbourne Greenhouse Alliances (WAGA, SECCCA and EAGA), to deliver a three-part gap analysis for the Victorian Government's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). This assisted in developing regional priorities for adaptation based on the climate change impacts that the Port Phillip (Greater Melbourne) region is likely to experience, the needs and values of the community, and work undertaken to date.
NAGA has recently built on this gap analysis in Exploring Vulnerabilities, a project exploring current and future climate impacts on at-risk communities and business sectors. This project identified the specific needs and barriers of these communities and businesses in terms of their capacity to adapt to Melbourne's changing climate. This project included several workshops for businesses, community sector organisations and councils.
The Exploring Vulnerabilities desktop review and recommendations report are now available, as are the workshop presentation and recording from the recent North West Communities for Climate Change Conference.
Gap Analysis (2018)
Exploring Vulnerabilities (2021)
The Exploring Vulnerabilities project is part of Melbourne’s Climate Journey, a community-led project supporting Greater Melbourne communities to adapt to a changing climate, supported by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and funded through the Supporting Our Regions to Adapt program.