Building Victoria’s Climate Resilience sets out what Victoria is doing to adapt and build resilience to our changing climate.
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Victoria has confronted unprecedented challenges over the past few years, facing the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme events including the 2019–20 bushfires and multiple episodes of intense rainfall, floods and storms across our state.

We’ve weathered these challenges and shown what we can achieve when we work together.

Our collective spirit is vital as we consider what the unavoidable impacts of climate change mean for Victoria, and how our state will adapt to the warmer, drier climate, extreme weather, and slow-onset changes projected for the coming years and decades. Victoria needs to be ready to respond to the risks and opportunities of climate change.

Acting now to build our climate resilience not only reduces the potentially devastating costs of future climate impacts, but also creates immediate and lasting benefits for our health, economy and environment.

Victoria’s Climate Change Strategy, released in 2021, outlines the Victorian Government’s plan to achieve a cleaner, stronger and fairer Victoria – a clear pathway towards a net-zero emissions, climate-resilient, prosperous and liveable state. This includes a target to halve Victoria’s emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.

Building Victoria’s Climate Resilience sets out what Victoria is doing to adapt and build resilience to our changing climate.

Guided by the latest science, the Victorian Government’s world-leading approach is built around our communities. We’re working to understand the risks we face from climate change, support our most vulnerable people and assets, and prioritise solutions that will help protect the essential systems and services we rely on every day.

This report also introduces new Adaptation Action Plans for 7 systems across Victoria that are vulnerable to climate impacts or critical to building our state’s climate resilience. These 7 plans are the centrepiece of Victoria’s approach to systematically managing climate risks and opportunities. They will be updated every 5 years on the path to 2050.

We hear Victorians’ calls for ambitious climate action. We are committed to continuously improving and adjusting over time as our communities, industries and governments work in partnership to build and maintain a climate-resilient Victoria.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

February 2022

Page last updated: 15/02/22