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Add Your Name: A Community Climate Adaptation Fund for Victoria

To prepare for locked-in climate impacts, we need ongoing funding for community-led adaptation work. 

Will you call on the Victorian government to support communities in building resilience to climate impacts?

 

When it comes to tackling the climate crisis, every inch of a degree of warming that we can prevent by rapidly reducing emissions still matters. But climate impacts like bushfires, floods, drought and extreme weather are already inflicting blows on communities around the country. We know we need to prepare for a certain amount of warming that is locked in.

The majority of funding to address climate impacts is currently put into disaster relief, but we can’t only be on a reactive footing to climate impacts. Communities want funding in advance of climate disasters to build resilience and lessen the damage of impacts when they hit.

We call on the Victorian government to establish a permanent Victorian Community Climate Adaptation Fund (VCCAF). The fund would distribute money annually to community groups that apply to undertake localised adaptation and resilience projects. This approach would help the government meet its obligations to the Victorian Climate Change Act (2017) and ensure Victorian communities can enhance their capacity to adapt to impacts.

When the Victorian government has provided one-off grant programs for communities to carry out adaptation work in the past, they have been dramatically oversubscribed. It is clear that there is strong demand for support of local solutions that empower communities.

The government can build on its previous successful grant scheme models by establishing a permanent VCCAF. The nature of the fund would take into account the highly localised nature of climate impacts, and accordingly take a bottom-up approach of dispersing money to local groups that know the unique needs of their communities well.

Add your name to show your support for a permanent Victorian Community Climate Adaptation Fund.

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Trevor Hoare
Enya Venn
Sue Thompson
Philip Heath
Marnie Fitzsimons
Jayne Johns
Cheryl Duffin
Jocelyn Winterton
Jane Sultana
Adele Roeder
Lauren Brown
Jacinta Sheehan
Kate Kennedy
Elisha Rothwell
Cate Stirling
Elvyne Hogan
Ariel Wadick
Beverley Thompson
Susan Reardon
Jon Temby
Paul Mannings
Colleen Wysser - Martin
Alison Leahy
Malcolm Rickarby
Monika Doepgen
Sarah Hunter
Adrian McLean
Lorraine Bull
Kathryn Scanlan
Rose Ovenden

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  • Trevor Hoare
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