Seven landmark Climate Change Adaptation Action Plans and a new publication, Building Victoria’s Climate Resilience have been announced by the Victorian Government.
The plans set out current and future actions for seven key sectors, which are defined by Victoria’s nation-leading Climate Change Act as those most vulnerable to climate change or vital to building the state’s climate resilience.
The seven sectors are:
- Built environment – homes, other buildings and infrastructure and public parks and sports fields
- Education and training – early childhood, school, higher education, and training and skills sectors
- Health and human services – public health and wellbeing services and assets and social housing
- Natural environment – land-based ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, and coastal and marine ecosystems
- Primary production – agriculture, plantation forestry, productive fisheries and infrastructure
- Transport – transport users, freight services, transport networks, facilities, systems and vehicles
- Water cycle – the supply of water and services for managing wastewater, drainage and flooding.
Building Victoria’s Climate Resilience sets out what Victoria is doing to adapt and build resilience to the changing climate across the seven sectors and with communities throughout the state.
The plans build on the Government’s investment of almost $2 billion in climate action over the last two years and Victoria’s Climate Change Strategy which has set a target to halve emissions by 2030 − a significant step towards meeting net-zero by 2050.
To read the plans visit climatechange.vic.gov.au/victorian-government-action-on-climate-change.