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24th Annual Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar

24th Annual Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar

The 24th Annual Wimmera Biodviversity Seminar was held over 5 Thursdays in September 2021. You can watch the recordings of the presentations based on the theme Farming and Biodiversity below. Seminar 1: Angie Haslem (La Trobe University) - Tracking the recovery of...

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Miami’s first Chief Heat Officer

Miami’s first Chief Heat Officer

Jane Gilbert recently stepped into a job that had never been established before. In May, she became Miami-Dade County’s chief heat officer, the first in the U.S. — and in the world. Read more about Miami's first Chief Heat Officer at Bloomberg.com

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Restoring habitat on marginal farming land

Restoring habitat on marginal farming land

A national plan to restore habitat on marginal farming land would fight climate change, prevent species loss and put money in farmers’ pockets, according to a team of University of Queensland-led scientists. The research has been published in the Journal of Applied...

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#Film4Climate

#Film4Climate

Three Seconds is the #Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner An epic presentation of where humanity stands today and how we must all work together to make it to the fourth second.

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Climate Risk Governance Guide

Climate Risk Governance Guide

You can download a copy of the Climate Risk Governance Guide here. This guide is an introductory resource for directors on climate change risk governance. It provides a plain-language introduction to fundamental climate change concepts, and considers this issue in the...

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Hannah French talks about the Future Surface exhibition

Hannah French talks about the Future Surface exhibition

Despite the challenges of 2020/21 and the re-schedule and then cancellation of the official launch, the Future Surface augmented reality exhibition was displayed around Horsham for community members to enjoy. Part of the 'Art is..' festival, supported by the...

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Food waste and climate change

Food waste and climate change

Tackling food waste is vital to reducing carbon emissions and should be at the forefront of Australia’s climate policies, advocates say. It is estimated that 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in Australia each year, costing the economy more than $20 billion...

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Resilience roles go mainstream in the US

Resilience roles go mainstream in the US

‘Chief resilience officer' was a novel title a decade ago but is now a fixture across many major city and county governments in America seeking to address the impacts of climate change and related adaptation challenges. Find out more about the 100 Resilience Cities...

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How communities in QLD are adapting

How communities in QLD are adapting

Climate change means more floods, fires and heatwaves. Some communities in Queensland are adapting including Logan City, south of Brisbane, which has been recognised for its urban greening efforts. They increased the city's tree canopy by 12 per cent, going from 41...

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Making solar panels more efficient

Making solar panels more efficient

An ideal scenario in Sydney has allowed researchers to compare the efficiency of solar panels on roofs when surrounded by green plants, or sitting directly on the roof. Details of the study, led by Peter Irga from the University of Technology Sydney and funded by the...

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Climate and Fire Risk: CFA and BOM research

Climate and Fire Risk: CFA and BOM research

Human-induced climate change is the most likely driver behind Australia’s earlier and longer fire seasons, according to new research by CFA and Bureau of Meteorology researchers. Visit the CFA news site to find out more about research into 44 years of fire weather...

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IPCC release Sixth Assessment Report

IPCC release Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential...

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How farmers on the Eyre Peninsula are adapting

How farmers on the Eyre Peninsula are adapting

If the climate becomes drier, farmers in some parts of the Eyre Peninsula could find it harder to make a living. But they’re already adapting to an uncertain future of climate change and dwindling townships.   ABC Science Report Belinda Smith shares about Farmers...

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How has farm productivity been impacted by climate change?

How has farm productivity been impacted by climate change?

According to Abares Insights, Issue 3 2021 the shift towards higher temperatures and lower winter rainfall has had significant effects on many farmers.  Find out more about the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate in the profitability of Australian...

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Building a climate-resilient Victoria

Building a climate-resilient Victoria

The Victorian Government is preparing Adaptation Action Plans to build our climate resilience in areas either vulnerable to climate change impacts or essential to ensure Victoria is prepared. These areas or ‘systems’ are Primary Production, Built...

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Hepburn aims for zero-net emissions

Hepburn Shire is Victoria’s first Z-NET community, planning for a transition to net zero energy by 2025 and net zero emissions by 2030. The main towns in Hepburn Shire are Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Glenlyon, Hepburn Springs and Trentham. The Zero Net Emission...

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Rainbow weather station

Following the identification of a gap in the country’s weather radar network, the Bureau of Meteorology, Agriculture Victoria, Wimmera Development Association and other key community partners have worked together to establish a weather radar for the Wimmera Southern...

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East Grampians Rural Pipeline

GWMWater and the Ararat Rural City, Pyrenees and Norther Grampians councils have partnered to deliver a stock and domestic water supply pipeline in the East Grampians region. The benefits of this pipeline will contribute to climate adaptation through improved,...

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Newsletter – April 2020

Newsletter – April 2020

This newsletter provides updates to the wider community about development of the Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and other climate change news. View the newsletter online here.

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Newsletter – Jan 2020

Newsletter – Jan 2020

The Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy is being developed as part of DELWP’s 'Supporting our Regions to Adapt' program to encourage collaborative climate change adaptation action between Government and regional...

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Newsletter – Nov 2019

Newsletter – Nov 2019

This newsletter provides updates to the wider community about development of the Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and other climate change news. View the newsletter online here.

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A Climate Journey – Farmers for Climate Action

A Climate Journey – Farmers for Climate Action

6 September 2019 The third in the ‘A Climate Journey’ series of forums explored climate change as it relates to agriculture. Corey, Steven and spoke about the work of Farmers for Climate Action and their climate change work on...

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A Climate Journey with CSIRO

A Climate Journey with CSIRO

26 July 2019 During July John Clarke from the CSIRO Climate Science Centre presented climate change projections for the Central Highlands in Ballarat and Wimmera Southern Mallee in Horsham. This work was funded by DELWP and is available as downloadable pdfs via the...

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A Climate Journey with Bureau of Meteorology

A Climate Journey with Bureau of Meteorology

15th May 2019 Rob Smalley from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology presented climate change data from the 2018 State of the Climate report to audiences in Ballarat and Horsham in May. You can watch that presentation online here....

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