The wellbeing of all Victorians is directly connected to the health of our environment, the quality of our infrastructure and services, and the strength of our economy. Changes in our climate may put each of these things under pressure.
'Climate change adaptation' means preparing for these climate challenges, ensuring risks are managed and that we can adapt and maximise opportunities.
The Victorian Government is leading the way by helping Victoria prepare and adapt. In 2013, the Government released the state's first comprehensive Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan.
It sets out how the Government is managing climate risks to our natural assets, essential infrastructure and services such as our waterways, transport systems, healthcare and emergency response systems. It shows that to be most effective, climate change adaptation requires government, businesses and the community to work together.
Eighteen months into the implementation of the Adaptation Plan, the Victorian Government is delivering better climate risk planning, stronger leadership and partnerships with local government. The Victorian Government is integrating climate risk planning across portfolios from transport, environment and agriculture to health and emergency management. To find out more about progress since the release of the plan, read Building a Climate Resilient Victoria – Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Progress Report.
Read Victoria's first comprehensive Climate Change Adaptation Plan, released in 2013.
Read about achievements in the 18 months since the release of the Adaptation Plan.