ADAPT Projects

ADAPT will deliver various projects across the region aimed at building local adaptive capacity, forging strong partnerships and learning networks, sharing the latest climate and adaption knowledge and research and support local communities and their leaders to become climate-ready.

Caring for Country in a Changing Climate

Caring for Country in Changing climate is an ADAPT Loddon Mallee micro-funding program supported by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

This program aims to support Aboriginal communities and groups in the region to undertake activities that involve:

  1. Planning or acting on climate change impacts in areas that are a key priority for your community and Country? (example include: climate impacts on natural resource management, cultural sites and practices, physical and mental health and wellbeing, vulnerability to extreme weather events such as bushfire, heatwaves, floods etc)
  2. Gathering or applying traditional knowledge and ways of working on country to collectively address climate change impacts on people and country.

For Kids

The activity booklet is filled with interactive puzzles and a story that follows Griffin the Growling Grass Frog on his mission to discover why the Loddon Mallee landscape is changing and his wetlands are drying up. He meets friends along the way and learns more about climate change and the positive steps we can all make to reduce our footprint on the environment.

Renewable Energy Initiatives

Within the next five years, the region will be able to meet its own energy needs and export power elsewhere in Victoria and interstate. Our region alone could deliver the Victorian Renewable Energy Target of 40 per cent by 2025, if all of the planned largescale solar projects go ahead.

The Loddon Mallee Renewable Energy Roadmap provides an overview of the opportunities and obstacles the region faces as it continues to move to a more decentralised renewable energy system. It draws upon extensive community engagement, as well as technical studies, to build a complete picture of the region. The roadmap seeks to ensure that the communities’ concerns and aspirations are well represented in planning for this transition

I would like to join the network

We acknowledge and respect Victorian Traditional Owners as the original custodians of Victoria’s land and waters, their unique ability to care for Country and deep spiritual connection to it. We honour Elders past and present whose knowledge and wisdom has ensured the continuation of culture and traditional practices. We are committed to enabling self-determination for all Aboriginal people and aim to work closely with the Aboriginal community to drive action and improve outcomes especially in the context of a changing climate.