Inclusiveness and trust
Engage and empower a range of community members from diverse cultural, social, economic, environmental, and political perspectives. Have confidence that residents understand their own communities and are often best placed to develop projects that will assist with local climate adaptation.
Leadership and capacity strengthening
Provide meaningful opportunities for decentralised, grassroots leadership. Strengthen and build adaptive capacity in the region by providing resources that give a diverse range of local people the skills and knowledge they need to influence change in organisations, workplaces, and communities.
Collaboration and connection
Establish networks for knowledge sharing that value lived experience and create supportive environments to trial adaptation actions. Link organisations to address the range of expertise required, geographical barriers and long-time frames involved in climate adaptation.
Equity and fairness
Prioritise actions that support the people, places and sectors that are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Ensure the benefits of new and emerging opportunities are fairly shared in our communities.
Local and place-based
Harness the considerable local knowledge, skills and resources in our region. Focus on strengths, values, assets and opportunities. Respect, value and share learnings of place based actions.