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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.

Who's signing
Jon Temby
Paul Mannings
Colleen Wysser - Martin
Alison Leahy
Malcolm Rickarby
Monika Doepgen
Sarah Hunter
Adrian McLean
Lorraine Bull
Kathryn Scanlan
Rose Ovenden
Dieter Liebrich
Susan Dwyer
Mary Cotter
Sean Corrigan
Robert Day
Dita Škalič
Janette Wilcox
Mark and Jenny Harwood
Vivien Smith
Meryl & Hartley Tobin
Deborah Sykes
Miriam Sherwood
Lesley Walker
Eloise Mignon
Val Donin
Rosalind Byass
Sue Fielding
Lynne Mackay
Anne Jovaras

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  • Jon Temby
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  • Paul Mannings
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  • Colleen Wysser - Martin
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  • Alison Leahy
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  • Malcolm Rickarby
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  • Monika Doepgen
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  • Sarah Hunter
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  • Adrian McLean
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  • Lorraine Bull
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  • Kathryn Scanlan
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  • Rose Ovenden
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  • Dieter Liebrich
    signed 2024-01-29 14:25:25 +1100
  • Susan Dwyer
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  • Mary Cotter
    signed 2024-01-27 09:52:30 +1100
  • Sean Corrigan
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  • Robert Day
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  • Dita Škalič
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  • Janette Wilcox
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  • Mark and Jenny Harwood
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  • Vivien Smith
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  • Meryl & Hartley Tobin
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  • Deborah Sykes
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  • Miriam Sherwood
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  • Lesley Walker
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  • Eloise Mignon
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  • Val Donin
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  • Rosalind Byass
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  • Sue Fielding
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  • Lynne Mackay
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  • Anne Jovaras
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