ADAPT Loddon Mallee brings together people from all walks of life across the region to learn, share knowledge, and build networks to support communities in our region to become climate ready.
Climate change impacts are already being felt in communities across the region. The pressure is being felt in sectors like local water, food production, and health and wellbeing.
While it is important that we all take steps to reduce our emissions to mitigate against further future climate impacts, such as embracing renewable energy, we also need to reduce our current and future vulnerability by taking adaptation action.
Adapting to climate change involves taking practical actions to manage current impacts and future risks to build resilient communities and systems across the region.
Successful adaptation is a shared responsibility. Individuals, communities, businesses and governments at all levels have a part to play. The challenge is too big to anyone to act alone – to ensure thriving communities in the future we need to work together.
ADAPT programs will focus on supporting the following priority areas under three categories identified in the 2018 Regional Gap Analysis (a snapshot of the report can be found here)
- People: First Nations’ people, youth, the elderly, new and emerging migrant communities, people living with a disability
- Places: The natural and built environment including small townships, rural cities, places of natural and cultural significance
- Sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and health and human services